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The emergence of probability [electronic resource] : a philosophical study of early ideas about probability, induction and statistical inference / Ian Hacking.

Author/Creator:
Hacking, Ian.
Publication:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (209 p.)
Edition:
2nd ed.
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Subjects:
Probabilities -- History.
Induction (Mathematics) -- History.
Mathematical statistics -- History.
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).
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-202) and index.
Electronic reproduction. Cambridge Available via World Wide Web.
Description based on print version record.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Rosengarten Family Fund.
Contributor:
Cambridge University Press
Rosengarten Family Fund.
Other format:
Print version: Hacking, Ian. Emergence of probability.
ISBN:
9780511817557 (electronic bk.)
051181755X (electronic bk.)
0521866553
0521685575
9780521866552
9780521685573
Publisher Number:
99963918536
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.