Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer. © 2008-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates, The Emergence of Probability: A Philosophical Study of Early Ideas about Probability, Induction and…, The Taming of Chance (Ideas in Context Book 17). He does not pretend to make a complete survey of his topic. Don't already have an Oxford Academic account? In this book Ian Hacking considers the ways in which the scientific understanding of chance was modified over the course of the nineteenth century. Conditions apply. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. The Taming of Chance. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. "'Mates,' maid? You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Unable to add item to List. Cambridge University Press; 1st edition (Aug. 31 1990). (Ideas in Context, number 17.) New York: Cambridge University Press. The Fashionable thinking as mathematics evolves. (Ideas in Context, number 17.) Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. 1990. PLAY "And if the boy have not a woman's gift To rain a shower of commanded tears, An onion will do well for such a shift" (Ind.i.129-131). Reviewed in the United States on September 15, 2017. Bruce Kuklick; Ian Hacking. The various pursuits that impinge on the taming of chance and the development of statistical law are overwhelming. New York: Cambridge University Press. Some works of non-fiction manage to be engaging throughout. Nearly all of them are less than 10 pages long, with uninformative headings like "Bureaux", "Regimental chests" and "The mineralogical conception of society". It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. How statisticians sought to restrain the anarchy of chance, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 October 2011. Sorry, there was a problem saving your cookie preferences. An interesting take on how our world is ruled by a belief in randomness and the sciences that have developed in order to manage it. T here is no shrew to tame in this feeble production of Shakespeare’s problematic comedy. Please try again. Pp. 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. xii, 264. Reviewed in the United States on September 13, 2016. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. We use cookies and similar tools to enhance your shopping experience, to provide our services, understand how customers use our services so we can make improvements, and display ads. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 9 December 2013. These two parallel transformations fed into each other, so that chance made the world seem less capricious: it was legitimated because it brought order out of chaos. Why Is There Philosophy of Mathematics At All? Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Reviewed in the United States on January 18, 2012. Prime members enjoy fast & free shipping, unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Video and many more exclusive benefits. An Introduction to Probability and Inductive Logic, Logic of Statistical Inference (Cambridge Philosophy Classics), "Hacking has an uncanny instinct for honing in upon some critical and novel feature of the past and showing how seemingly disparate facts fall into place once we grant him his central category. Bruce Kuklick, Ian Hacking. Find all the books, read about the author and more. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Again like an archaelogist, he respects the fragmentary record as one of the limitations of the trade.


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