Greetings! On this site you will find information about my research interests, publications, contact information
and more. My research interests tend to be eclectic, but they currently lie primarily in philosophical questions
concerning computational science,emergence, data science, general philosophy of science, and digital
humanities. Past research has been in causation and explanation, and the philosophy of probability. I’m always
willing to discuss epistemology, scientific metaphysics, logic, and some other topics. I co-direct two research
groups at UVA. details of which can be found via the links above.
I can be contacted at pwh2a AT virginia DOT edu
Varieties of Transformational Emergence at University of the Basque Country workshop on emergence,
October 26-27 2017
Should Artificial Intelligence Be Controlled? at Echols Council Fireside Chat, UVA November 15 2017
Why Automated Science Should be Cautiously Welcomed at Will Science Remain Human?:Experts’ Meeting.
University Campus Bio-Medico, Rome, March 5-6 2018
Two New Books
1. EMERGENCE: A PHILOSOPHICAL ACCOUNT. Oxford University Press 2016. A monograph covering ontological,
inferential, and conceptual emergence. Further information