Paul Humphreys
Commonwealth Professor of Philosophy, University of Virginia

Paul Humphreys is Commonwealth Professor of Philosophy and co-director of the Human and Machine Intelligence Group and the Center for the Study of Data and Knowledge at the University of Virginia. His latest book is Emergence: A Philosophical Account (2016).

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Out of nowhere

Does everything in the world boil down to basic units – or can emergence explain how distinctive new things arise?

Paul Humphreys