The Empire of Chance: How Probability Changed Science and Everyday Life

The Empire of Chance: How Probability Changed Science and Everyday Life

by Gerd Gigerenzer, Zeno Swijtink, Theodore Porter, Lorraine Daston
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521331153

ISBN-13: 9780521331159

Pub. Date: 04/13/1989

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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.

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521331159
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/13/1989
Series:
Ideas in Context Series, #12
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Classical probabilities, 1660–1840; 2. Statistical probabilities, 1820–1900; 3. The inference experts; 4. Chance and life: controversies in modern biology; 5. The probabilistic revolution in physics; 6. Statistics of the mind; 7. Numbers rule the world; 8. The implications of chance; References; Name index; Subject index.

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