The game of probability : literature and calculation from Pascal to Kleist / Rudiger Campe ; translated by Ellwood H. Wiggins, Jr.

Campe, Rüdiger, author.
Standardized Title:
Spiel der Wahrscheinlichkeit. English
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2012.
Cultural memory in the present
Cultural memory in the present
486 pages ; 23 cm.
European literature -- 17th century -- History and criticism.
European literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Probability in literature.
Theology and the law : dice in the air
Numbers and calculus in context : the game of decision; Pascal
Writing the calculation of chances : justice and fair game; Huygens
Probability, a postscript for the doctrine of chances : logic and contractual law; Arnauld, Leibniz, Pufendorf
Probability applied : ancient topoi and the theory of games of chance; Jacob Bernoulli
Continued proclamation : the law of logica probabilium; Leibniz
Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, or the improbability of survival
Numbers and tables in narration : jurists and clergymen and their bureaucratic hobbies
Novels and tables : Defoe's A journal of the plague year; Schnabel's Felsenburg Island
The theory of probability and the form of the novel : Daniel Bernoulli on utility value, the anthropology of risk, and Gellert's epistolary fiction
'Improbable probability' : the theory of the novel and its trope; Fielding's Tom Jones and Wieland's Agathon
The appearance of truth : logic, aesthetics, and experimentation; Lambert
'Probable' or 'plausible' : mathematical formula versus philosophical discourse; Kant
Kleist's improbable veracities, or, a romantic ending.
"Originally published in German under the title Spiel der Wahrscheinlichkeit."
Includes bibliographical references.
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