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
Why Automated Science Should be Cautiously Welcomed at Will Science Remain Human?: Experts’ Meeting.
University Campus Bio-Medico, Rome, March 5-6 2018
`Reducing Representational Opacity’, Models and Simulations 8 conference, University of South Carolina, March 2018.
Talk on epistemological issues in data, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Bloomington April 6 2018
Talk on Transformational Emergence, University of Cologne conference on emergence, October 25-26 2018
Three New Books
1. PHILOSOPHICAL PAPERS. Oxford University Press 2018. A collection of my papers with
an introduction and extended postscripts.
2. EMERGENCE: A PHILOSOPHICAL ACCOUNT. Oxford University Press 2016. A monograph covering ontological,
inferential, and conceptual emergence. Further information