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The emergence of probability : a philosophical study of early ideas about probability, induction and statistical inference

Author: Ian Hacking
Publisher: London ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1975.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A critique of the growth of probability theory in the fifteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Hacking
ISBN: 0521204607 9780521204606
OCLC Number: 1272642
Description: 209 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: An absent family of ideas --
Duality --
Opinion --
Evidence --
Signs --
The first calculations --
The Roannez circle (1654) --
The great decision (1658?) --
The art of thinking (1662) --
Probability and the law (1665) --
Expectation (1657) --
Political arithmetic (1662) --
Annuities (1671) --
Equipossibility (1678) --
Inductive logic --
The art of conjecturing (1692 published 1713) --
The first limit theorem --
Design --
Induction (1737).
Responsibility: Ian Hacking.
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