Book ID: CBB000053872

The probabilistic revolution (1987)


Krüger, Lorenz (Editor)
Daston, Lorraine J. (Editor)
Heidelberger, Michael (Editor)

MIT Press

Publication Date: 1987
Edition Details: Vol. 1: Ideas in history. Vol. 2: Ideas in the sciences. Edited by Krüger, Lorenz, Gigerenzer, Gerd, and Morgan, Mary S..
Physical Details: 2 vols.; xi + 449 pp.; xvii + 459 pp.; notes; index

Description Contents: Kuhn, Thomas S.: What are scientific revolutions? Cohen, I. Bernard: Scientific revolutions, revolutions in science, and a probabilistic revolution, 1800-1930. Hacking, Ian: Was there a probabilistic revolution, 1800-1930? Krüger, Lorenz: The slow rise of probabilism: Philosophical arguments in the 19th century. Kamlah, Andreas: The decline of the Laplacian theory of probability: A study of Stumpf, von Kries, and Meinong. Heidelberger, Michael: Fechner's indeterminism: From freedom to laws of chance. Jorland, Gérard: The Saint Petersburg paradox, 1713-1937. Schneider, Ivo: Laplace and thereafter: The status of probability calculus in the 19th century. Knobloch, Eberhard: Emile Borel as a probabilist. Daston, Lorraine J.: The domestication of risk: Mathematical probability and insurance, 1650-1830. Swijtink, Zeno G.: The objectification of observation: Measurement and statistical methods in the 19th century. Stigler, Stephen M.: The measurement of uncertainty in 19th-century social science. Daston, Lorraine J.: Rational individuals versus laws of society: From probability to statistics. Bourguet, Marie-Noëlle: Décrire, compter, calculer: The debate over statistics during the Napoleonic period. Lécuyer, Bernard-Pierre: Probability in vital and social statistics: Quetelet, Farr, and the Bertillons. Metz, Karl H.: Paupers and numbers: The statistical argument for social reform in Britain during the period of industrialization. Porter, Theodore M.: Lawless society: Social science and the reinterpretation of statistics in Germany, 1850-1880. Hacking, Ian: Prussian numbers, 1860-1882. Wise, M. Norton: How do sums count? On the cultural origins of statistical causality. Gigerenzer, Gerd: The probabilistic revolution in psychology: An overview. Gigerenzer, Gerd: Probabilistic thinking and the fight against subjectivity. Danziger, Kurt: Statistical method and the historical development of research practice in American psychology. Gigerenzer, Gerd: Survival of the fittest probabilist: Brunswick, Thurstone, and the two disciplines of psychology. Murray, David J.: A perspective for viewing the integration of probability theory into psychology. Oberschall, Anthony: The two empirical roots of social theory and the probability revolution. Morgan, Mary S.: The probabilisitic revolution in economics: An overview. Ménard, Claude: Why was there no probabilistic revolution in economic thought? Horváth, Robert A.: The rise of macroeconomic calculations in economic statistics. Morgan, Mary S.: Statistics without probability and Haavelmo's revolution in econometrics. Coleman, William: Experimental physiology and statistical inference: The therapeutic trial in 19th-century Germany. Beatty, John: The probabilistic revolution in evolutionary biology: An overview. Hodge, M.J.S.: Natural selection as a causal, empirical, and probabilistic theory. Beatty, John: Dobzhansky and drift: Facts, values, and chance in evolutionary biology. Turner, John R.G.: Random genetic drift, R.A. Fisher, and the Oxford school of ecological genetics. Küppers, Bernd-Olaf: On the prior probability of the existence of life. Krüger, Lorenz: The probabilistic revolution in physics: An overview. Plato, Jan von: Probabilistic physics the classical way. Cartwright, Nancy: Max Born and the reality of quantum probabilities. Cartwright, Nancy: Philosophical problems of quantum theory: The response of American physicists.

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