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Hacking, Ian

Overview
Works: 134 works in 585 publications in 5 languages and 13,765 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Commentator, Other
Classifications: Q175, 501
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Most widely held works by Ian Hacking
Mad travelers reflections on the reality of transient mental illnesses by Ian Hacking ( )
17 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 2,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Albert Dadas suffered from a strange compulsion that led him to travel obsessively, often without identification, not knowing who he was or why he traveled. Medical reports of Dadas set off at the time a small epidemic of compulsive mad voyagers, the epicenter of which was Bordeaux but which soon spread throughout France to Italy, Germany, and Russia. Today we are besieged by mental illnesses of the moment, such as chronic fatigue syndrome and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The debate rages about which of these conditions are affectations or cultural artifacts and which are "real." In Mad Travelers, Ian Hacking uses the Dadas case to weigh the legitimacy of cultural influences versus physical symptoms in the diagnosis of psychiatric disorders. He argues that psychological symptoms find stable homes at a given place and time, in "ecological niches" where transient illnesses flourish. Using the records of Philippe Tissie, Dadas's physician, Hacking attempts to make sense of this strange epidemic. While telling his fascinating tale, he raises probing questions about the nature of the mental disorders, the cultural repercussions of their diagnosis, and the relevance of this century-old case study for today's overanalyzed society
The emergence of probability : a philosophical study of early ideas about probability, induction and statistical inference by Ian Hacking ( Book )
51 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Historical records show that there was no real concept of probability in Europe before the mid-seventeenth century, although the use of dice and other randomizing objects was commonplace. Ian Hacking here presents a philosophical critique of early ideas about probability, induction and statistical inference and the growth of this new family of ideas in the fifteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The contemporary debates center around figures such as Pascal, Leibniz and Jacques Bernoulli."--BOOK JACKET
Rewriting the soul : multiple personality and the sciences of memory by Ian Hacking ( Book )
23 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 1,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twenty-five years ago one could list by name the tiny number of multiple personalities recorded in the history of Western medicine, but today hundreds of people receive treatment for dissociative disorders in every sizable town in North America. Clinicians, backed by a grassroots movement of patients and therapists, find child sexual abuse to be the primary cause of the illness, while critics accuse the "MPD" community of fostering false memories of childhood trauma. Here the distinguished philosopher Ian Hacking uses the MPD epidemic and its links with the contemporary concept of child abuse to scrutinize today's moral and political climate, especially our power struggles about memory and our efforts to cope with psychological injuries
The social construction of what? by Ian Hacking ( Book )
29 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Lost in the raging debate over the validity of social construction is the question of what, precisely, is being constructed. Facts, gender, quarks, reality? Is it a person? An object? An idea? A theory? Each entails a different notion of social construction, Ian Hacking reminds us. His book explores an array of examples to reveal the deep issues underlying contentious accounts of reality."--BOOK JACKET
Why does language matter to philosophy? by Ian Hacking ( Book )
35 editions published between 1975 and 2001 in English and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The taming of chance by Ian Hacking ( Book )
36 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book combines detailed scientific historical research with characteristic philosophic breadth and verve
Representing and intervening : introductory topics in the philosophy of natural science by Ian Hacking ( Book )
45 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An introduction to the philosophy of natural science, organized around the central theme of scientific realism
Scientific revolutions ( Book )
30 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Logic of statistical inference by Ian Hacking ( Book )
39 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is a philosophical study of the basic principles of statistical reasoning. Professor Hacking has sought to discover the simple principles which underlie modern work in mathematical statistics and to test them, both at a philosophical level and in terms of their practical consequences fort statisticians. The ideas of modern logic are used to analyse these principles, and results are presented without the use of unfamiliar symbolism. It begins with a philosophical analysis of a few central concepts and then, using an elementary system of logic, develops most of the standard statistical theory. the analysis provides answers to many disputed questions about how to test statistical hypotheses and about how to estimate quantities in the light of statistical data. One product of the analysis is a sound and consistent rationale for R.A. Fisher's controversial concept of 'fiducial probability'"
Historical ontology by Ian Hacking ( Book )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An introduction to probability and inductive logic by Ian Hacking ( Book )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is an introductory textbook on probability and induction written by one of the world's foremost philosophers of science. The book has been designed to offer maximal accessibility to the widest range of students (not only those majoring in philosophy) and assumes no formal training in elementary symbolic logic. It offers a comprehensive course covering all basic definitions of induction and probability, and considers such topics as decision theory, Bayesianism, frequency ideas, and the philosophical problem of induction. The key features of this book are a lively and vigorous prose style; lucid and systematic organization and presentation of ideas; many practical applications; a rich supply of exercises drawing on examples from such fields as psychology, ecology, economics, bioethics, engineering, and political science; numerous brief historical accounts of how fundamental ideas of probability and induction developed; and a full bibliography of further reading. -- Back cover
The structure of scientific revolutions by Thomas S Kuhn ( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An analysis of the history of science. Its publication was a landmark event in the sociology of knowledge, and popularized the terms paradigm and paradigm shift
Exercises in analysis : essays by students of Casimir Lewy by Ian Hacking ( Book )
11 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A concise introduction to logic by Ian Hacking ( Book )
11 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Entre science et réalité : la construction sociale de quoi? by Ian Hacking ( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in French and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Why is there philosophy of mathematics at all? by Ian Hacking ( Book )
10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'âme réécrite : étude sur la personnalité multiple et les sciences de la mémoire by Ian Hacking ( Book )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in French and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'auteur, philosophe canadien, fait ici une étude fascinante sur un cas célèbre relatif à la mémoire: la personnalité multiple. La dissociation en fragments de la personnalité aurait pour origine les abus subis lors de l'enfance et longtemps oubliés. D'où le concept de mémoire pour expliquer ce trouble mental assez controversé
L'émergence de la probabilité by Ian Hacking ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leibniz and Descartes, proof and eternal truths by Ian Hacking ( Book )
3 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Einführung in die Philosophie der Naturwissenschaften by Ian Hacking ( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in German and English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Hacking, Ian MacDougall.
Хакинг, Ян 1936-
إيان هاكينج، 1936-
ハッキング, イーアン
Languages
English (371)
French (10)
Spanish (3)
German (2)
Italian (1)
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