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Riassunto: Winner in the category of Psychology in the 1987 Professional/Scholarly Publishing Annual Awards Competition presented by the Association of American Publishers, Inc.
Probability ideas are the success story common to the growth of the modern natural and social sciences. Chance, indeterminism, and statistical inference have radically and globally transformed the sciences in a "probabilistic revolution."
This monumental work traces the rise, the transformation, and the diffusion of probabilistic and statistical thinking in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It is less concerned with specific technical discoveries than with locating the probability revolution historically within a larger framework of ideas. There is no comparable study that treats the rise of probability and statistics in such scope and depth.
The contributors - scientists, historians and philosophers from eight countries - make it possible for readers trained in many disciplines to see why the probabilistic revolution has been so complete and so successful, and how the rejection of uniform causality by quantum physics, the stochastic nature of evolutionary biology, the indeterminisms of human psychology, and the random processes of many economic activities are all manifestations of an underlying unifying concept.
Volume 1 opens with provocative essays on scientific revolutions in general and the probabilistic revolution in particular by Thomas S. Kuhn, I. Bernard Cohen, and Ian Hacking. Other authors discuss the evolution of philosophical ideas about probability and their articulation and elaboration in the mathematics of the nineteenth century and describe the first applications of techniques of statistical inference during that century: Topics include the uses and abuses of official statistics by the bureaucrats of France, England, and Prussia; the use - or neglect - of statistics by nascent sociologists, demographers, and insurance actuaries; and the emergence of statistical methodologies in fields ranging from social reform to agricultural production.
The emphasis in volume 2 is on the more recent scientific advances of the probabilistic approach in various natural and social sciences, from "random walks" in the stock market to random drift in natural selection, and from indeterminate events at the atomic level to unpredictable actions at the human level.
Lorenz Krüger and Michael Heidelberger are philosophers of science at Göttingen University, Lorraine J. Daston is a historian at Brandeis University, Gerd Gigerenzer is a psychologist at the University of Constance, and Mary S. Morgan is an economist at York University. A Bradford Book.
"I can think of no other comparable work that comes even close to covering the same important material in the history of science and philosophy."
- Patrick Suppes, Lucie Stern Professor of Philosophy, Stanford University
Titolo: The Probabilistic Revolution - Vol. 1: Ideas...
Casa editrice: The MIT Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1987
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1987. Very Good+ hardcover in Very Good+ dust jacket. Normal shelfwear to dust jacket includes rubbing/creasing along length of head and foot. Protected by Mylar. Yellowing to page-ends. Page clipping to lower fore-edge corner of front free endpaper. Otherwise text and B&W images are clean and bright. Overall an attractive copy. 449 pp. Codice libro della libreria 2036610
Descrizione libro MIT Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very good condition book with only light signs of previous use. Codice libro della libreria G0262111187I4N00
Descrizione libro The MIT Press, 1987. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good+. Bradford Books; 9 X 6.20 X 1.20 inches; 464 pages. Codice libro della libreria 46066
Descrizione libro The MIT Press, 1987. Condizione libro: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 0262111187-2-4
Descrizione libro The MIT Press, 1987. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Codice libro della libreria P020262111187
Descrizione libro The MIT Press, 1987. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Like New. Almost new condition. Codice libro della libreria P010262111187
Descrizione libro The MIT Press, 1987. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110262111187
Descrizione libro The MIT Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. 0262111187 Like New Condition. Codice libro della libreria LN7.1000367
Descrizione libro The MIT Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0262111187 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW7.1000367
Descrizione libro Cambridge & London: MIT Press, 1987 -87., 1987. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition (Volume 1 is a 1989 second printing). xv, 1 leaf, 449 pp; xvii, 1 leaf, 459 pp. Original cloth. A Very Good+ set, with the dust jacket for Volume 2. Contributors include Thomas Kuhn, I. B. Cohen, Hacking (2), Daston (2), Stigler, Theodore Porter, Gigerenzer (2), William Coleman, John Beatty, M. J. S. Hodge, J. R. G. Turner, Nancy Cartwright, et al. ISBN for Vol. 2: 0262111195. Codice libro della libreria 14603