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The Empire of Chance; how probability changed science and everyday life.: GIGERENZER, Gerd; Zeno ...

The Empire of Chance; how probability changed science and everyday life.

GIGERENZER, Gerd; Zeno SWIJTINK; Theodore PORTER; Lorraine DASTON; John BEATTY; Lorenz KRUGER.

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ISBN 10: 0521331153 / ISBN 13: 9780521331159
Published by Cambridge University Press, (1989)., Cambridge:, 1989
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First edition. Series: Ideas in context. 8vo. xvii, 340 pp. Illus., indexes. Gilt-stamped green cloth, dust-jacket; jacket slightly worn along edges. Near fine. [br] ISBN: 0521331153 FIRST EDITION. "This book tells how quantitative ideas of chance have transformed the natural and social sciences as well as everyday life over the past three centuries. A continuous narrative connects the earliest application of probability and statistics in gambling and insurance to the most recent forays into law, medicine, polling, and baseball. Separate chapters explore the theoretical and methodological impact on biology, physics, and psychology. In contrast to the literature on the mathematical development of probability and statistics, this book centers on how these technical innovations recreated our conceptions of nature, mind, and society" (Cambridge publishers). Bookseller Inventory # S12549

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Title: The Empire of Chance; how probability ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press, (1989)., Cambridge:

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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This book tells how quantitative ideas of chance have transformed the natural and social sciences as well as everyday life over the past three centuries. A continuous narrative connects the earliest application of probability and statistics in gambling and insurance to the most recent forays into law, medicine, polling, and baseball. Separate chapters explore the theoretical and methodological impact on biology, physics, and psychology. In contrast to the literature on the mathematical development of probability and statistics, this book centers on how these technical innovations recreated our conceptions of nature, mind, and society.

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Connects the earliest applications of probability and statistics in gambling and insurance to the most recent applications in law, medicine, polling, and baseball as well as their impact on biology, physics and psychology.

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