Find out more about sending to your Kindle. Although he was not entirely satisfied with Hacking's arguments, he concluded that the book was "eminently worth reading. Members save with free shipping everyday!  US$62.99, US$33.71 The astronomical conception of society--, 16. Find out more about sending content to . There are additional ways to acquire league-restricted items, see League-specific items for more details.  US$34.99, US$62.94 You can view Barnes & Noble’s Privacy Policy. Science, "My summary hardly does justice to the richness of Hacking's ideas or his many asides, like the striking comparison of Peirce and Friedrich Nietzsche....Hacking's meticulous scholarship, his comprehension of various areas of learning, and his commitment to linear exposition seem to me to exceed Foucault's." Combining detailed scientific historical research with characteristic philosophic breadth and verve, The Taming of Chance brings out the relations between philosophy, the physical sciences, mathematics and the development of social institutions, and provides a unique and authoritative analysis of the 'probabilisation' of the western world. Prévost, Jean-Guy US$27.83  US$33.47, US$25.97 Society became statistical. The autonomy of statistical law; 22. Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to your organisation's collection.  US$29.99, US$27.16 [4] Turner wrote that the book was useful for both sociologists of science and historians of social science, and that while Hacking's arguments were open to objections, Hacking was "too sophisticated" to be caught by them. Peter Guttorp, Journal of the American Statistical … 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.  US$17.00, US$20.66 The various pursuits that impinge on the taming of chance and the development of statistical law are overwhelming. Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg – London, May 2014 6. 2 The doctrine of necessity 11 In 1800 'chance',it waS said, waS a mere word, signifying nothing - orelse itwas a notion of the vulgar, denoting fortune oreven lawlessness, and thus to be excluded from the thought of Book summary views reflect the number of visits to the book and chapter landing pages. The various pursuits that impinge on the taming of chance and the development of statistical law are overwhelming. Chance became tamed, in the sense that it became the very stuff ofthe fundamental processes of nature and of society. The taming of chance refers to the way apparently irregular events have been brought under the control of natural or social law. The Taming itself is not a league-specific item. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days. The normal state; 20. "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. It is part of the series Ideas in Context. Bruce Kuklick, American Historical Review "The Taming of Chance contains a wealth of information and is very pleasant reading.  US$29.99, US$20.00 This erosion of determinism made little immediate difference to anyone. Hacking discusses the history of probability.  US$109.99, US$11.65 The law of large numbers; 13. The experimental basis of the philosophy of legislation--, 10. However, she wrote that because the book built on previous works by Hacking such as The Emergence of Probability, it "does not exhilarate quite as much."  US$34.99, Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter. The Taming of Chance. 23. I recommend this book strongly to anyone interested in the development of statistical thought."  US$67.99, US$39.32 The book received positive reviews.  US$45.00, US$49.93 Then enter the ‘name’ part 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. Responsibility Ian Hacking.  US$33.47, US$12.76 Originally published in 1948, this book contains personal reminiscences by Frederick Blagden Malim on the The taming of chance.  US$13.37, US$25.97 Usage data cannot currently be displayed. Chance was personified, in the Roman Empire at least, by the Goddess Fortuna, who reigned as the sovereign of cynicism and fickleness. Peter Guttorp, Journal of the American Statistical Association.  US$26.77, US$21.67  US$27.50, US$32.32 I recommend this book strongly to anyone interested in the development of statistical thought." But what he digs up and deciphers never fails to engage and illuminate."  US$35.00, US$31.60 In the same period the idea of human nature was displaced by a model of normal people with laws of dispersion.  US$26.77, US$24.19 Kapadia, Ramesh We use cookies to distinguish you from other users and to provide you with a better experience on our websites. [5] Porter wrote in American Scientist that Hacking made "outstanding use" of Foucault's insights. The Taming of Chance is a 1990 book about the history of probability by the philosopher Ian Hacking. It counters the customary interpretation of his religious thought as privatistic and asocial.  US$41.99, US$29.00 This event was preceded by a more gradual transformation. But what he digs up and deciphers never fails to engage and illuminate." He draws on the work of the philosopher Michel Foucault. I recommend this book strongly to anyone interested in the development of statistical thought." Hacking discusses the history of probability. Ian Hacking’s The Taming of Chance Sandy Zabell Departments of Mathematics and Statistics Northwestern University March 26, 2011 Sandy ZabellDepartments of Mathematics and Statistics Northwestern University Twenty Years After: Ian Hacking’s The Taming of Chance.  US$22.74, US$57.77 The various pursuits that impinge on the taming of chance and the development of statistical law are overwhelming. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. [3] The book received positive reviews from the statistician Dennis Lindley in Nature,[4] the philosopher Stephen P. Turner in the American Journal of Sociology,[5] the historian of science Theodore M. Porter in American Scientist and in Poetics Today,[6][7] and Timothy L. Alborn in Isis. 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