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Risk and meaning : adversaries in art, science and philosophy

Author: Nicolas Bouleau; Dené Oglesby; Martin D Crossley
Publisher: Heidelberg ; New York : Springer Verlag, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This richly illustrated book is an exploration of how chance and risk, on the one hand, and meaning or significance on the other, compete for the limelight in art, in philosophy, and in science. In modern society, prudence and probability calculation permeate our daily lives. Yet it is clear for all to see that neither cautious bank regulations nor mathematics have prevented economic crises from occurring time and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicolas Bouleau; Dené Oglesby; Martin D Crossley
ISBN: 9783642176463 3642176461 9783642176470 364217647X
OCLC Number: 690089205
Description: 302 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 18 x 25 cm
Contents: Cicero and divination --
Cournot's "Philosophical probabilities" --
Mathematical probabilities --
Democracy by chance --
Gestalt, structure, pattern --
The third dimension of risk --
'Modern' architecture --
The ideal city --
Daring the abstract in art --
Saussure or the dread of mathematical probabilities --
Jacques Monod's roulette --
From fortuitism to animism --
The slip as fortuity and meaning --
Guessing astronomy --
The legitimacy of science and love.
Other Titles: Adversaries in art, science and philosophy
Responsibility: Nicolas Bouleau ; translated by Dené Oglesby and Martin Crossley.

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