The Empire of Chance: How Probability Changed Science and Everyday Lifeby Gerd Gigerenzer, Zeno Swijtink, Theodore Porter, Lorraine Daston
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.
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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