The Empire of Chance: How Probability Changed Science and Everyday Life (Ideas in Context)

By Gerd Gigerenzer

This e-book tells how quantitative rules of probability have reworked the ordinary and social sciences in addition to way of life over the last 3 centuries. a continual narrative connects the earliest program of likelihood and records in playing and assurance to the latest forays into legislations, drugs, polling, and baseball. Separate chapters discover the theoretical and methodological influence on biology, physics, and psychology. unlike the literature at the mathematical improvement of likelihood and facts, this booklet facilities on how those technical suggestions recreated our conceptions of nature, brain, and society.

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