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The Empire of Chance: How Probability Changed Science and Everyday Life

Gerd Gigerenzer, et al.
Publisher: 
Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 
1990
Number of Pages: 
358
Format: 
Paperback
Series: 
Ideas in Context 12
Price: 
32.99
ISBN: 
052139838X
Category: 
Monograph
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 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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