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A history of the modern fact : problems of knowledge in the sciences of wealth and society

Author: Mary Poovey
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Statistiques
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Poovey
ISBN: 0226675254 9780226675251 0226675262 9780226675268
OCLC Number: 38270584
Description: xxv, 419 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The modern fact, the problem of induction, and questions of method --
Accommodating merchants: double-entry bookkeeping, mercantile expertise, and the effect of accuracy --
The political anatomy of the economy: English science and Irish land --
Experimental moral philosophy and the problems of liberal governmentality --
From conjectural history to political economy --
Reconfiguring facts and theory: vestiges of providentialism in the new science of wealth --
Figures of arithmetic, figures of speech: the problem of induction in the 1830s.
Responsibility: Mary Poovey.
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