The Taming Of Chance by Ian HackingIn this important new study Ian Hacking continues the enquiry into the origins and development of certain characteristic modes of contemporary thought undertaken in such previous works as his best selling Emergence of Probability. Professor Hacking shows how by the late nineteenth century it became possible to think of statistical patterns as explanatory in themselves, and to regard the world as not necessarily deterministic in character. Combining detailed scientific historical research with characteristic philosophic breath and verve, The Taming of Chance brings out the relations among philosophy, the physical sciences, mathematics and the development of social institutions, and provides a unique and authoritative analysis of the probabilization of the Western world.
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Bruce Kuklick, Ian Hacking. The Taming of Chance. Ideas in Context, number New York: Cambridge University Press. Most users should sign in with their email address. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in.
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Mary Douglas. Philosophy , Philosophy of science , Science, technology and mathematics , Mathematics , Statistics. The author of The Emergence of Probability has written another formidable book on the history of probability theory. The first described the development in the 17th and 18th centuries of a new way of legitimating knowledge: a mathematical theory of predictability under uncertainty based on observed frequencies of numbers on thrown dice. From its origins in gambling, probability theory began to meet the demand for a reliable form of authority that would release the Renaissance and the Age of Reason from religious claims to control knowledge.