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The Taming of Chance

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In this important study Ian Hacking continues the enquiry into the origins and development of certain characteristic modes of contemporary thought undertaken in such previous works as the best-selling The 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. In the same period the idea of human nature was displaced by a model of normal people ...

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The Taming of Chance
1990, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521388849

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The Taming of Chance
1990, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521380140

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