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  1. Emergence, not supervenience.Paul W. Humphreys - 1997 - Philosophy of Science Supplement 64 (4):337-45.
    I argue that supervenience is an inadequate device for representing relations between different levels of phenomena. I then provide six criteria that emergent phenomena seem to satisfy. Using examples drawn from macroscopic physics, I suggest that such emergent features may well be quite common in the physical realm.
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    Aleatory explanations.Paul W. Humphreys - 1981 - Synthese 48 (2):225 - 232.
  3. Scientific explanation-the causes, some of the causes, and nothing but the causes.Paul W. Humphreys - 1989 - Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science 13:283-306.
  4. Why propensities cannot be probabilities.Paul W. Humphreys - 2011 - In Antony Eagle (ed.), Philosophy of Probability: Contemporary Readings. Routledge.
     
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    Is 'physical randomness' just indeterminism in disguise?Paul W. Humphreys - 1978 - In Peter D. Asquith & Ian Hacking (eds.), PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association. University of Chicago Press. pp. 98--113.
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    Randomness, independence, and hypotheses.Paul W. Humphreys - 1977 - Synthese 36 (4):415 - 426.
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    Editorial preface.James H. Fetzer & Paul W. Humphreys - 1995 - Synthese 104 (2):177-177.
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    Is “Physical Randomness” Just Indeterminism in Disguise?Paul W. Humphreys - 1978 - PSA Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1978 (2):98-113.
    The topic of this session is “physical randomness”. It might be doubted whether such a subject exists, for definitions of randomness have hitherto almost all been mathematical in nature. The only exceptions of which I am aware are the preceding paper by Benioff and a paper by Wesley Salmon. These attempts to inject some empirical content into randomness are highly desirable. But anyone attempting to formulate a physically based definition of randomness should at some point make clear what the connection (...)
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    Plausible Reasoning. An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Plausibilistic Inference.Paul W. Humphreys - 1978 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 43 (1):159-160.
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  10. Is "Physical Randomness" Just Indeterminism in Disguise?Paul W. Humphreys - 1978 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1978:98-113.
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    Quantitative Probabilistic Causality and Structural Scientific Realism.Paul W. Humphreys - 1984 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1984:329 - 342.
    The elements of structural models used in the social sciences are built up from four fundamental assumptions. It is then shown how the central idea of qualitative probabilistic causality follows as a special case of this covariational account. The relationships of both instrumentalism and common cause arguments for scientific realism to these structures is demonstrated. It is concluded that a predictivist argument against a thoroughgoing instrumentalism can be given, and hence why the difference between experimental and non-experimental contexts is important (...)
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    Rescher Nicholas. Plausible reasoning. An introduction to the theory and practice of plausibilistic inference. Van Gorcum, Assen and Amsterdam 1976, and Humanities Press, Atlantic Highlands, N.J., 1977, xiii + 124 pp. [REVIEW]Paul W. Humphreys - 1978 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 43 (1):159-160.
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    Review: Nicholas Rescher, Plausible Reasoning. An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Plausibilistic Inference. [REVIEW]Paul W. Humphreys - 1978 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 43 (1):159-160.