The Taming of Chance (Paperback)

Ian Hacking

  • 出版商: Cambridge
  • 出版日期: 1990-01-11
  • 售價: $1,010
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$960
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 282
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0521388848
  • ISBN-13: 9780521388849

下單後立即進貨 (約1週~2週)

買這商品的人也買了...

商品描述

In this important new study Ian Hacking continues the enquiry into the origins and development of certain characteristic modes of contemporary thought undertaken in such previous works as his best selling Emergence of Probability. Professor Hacking shows how by the late nineteenth century it became possible to think of statistical patterns as explanatory in themselves, and to regard the world as not necessarily deterministic in character. Combining detailed scientific historical research with characteristic philosophic breath and verve, The Taming of Chance brings out the relations among philosophy, the physical sciences, mathematics and the development of social institutions, and provides a unique and authoritative analysis of the "probabilization" of the Western world.