The Taming of Chance

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The Taming of Chance
The Taming of Chance.jpg
Author Ian Hacking
Language English
Subject Philosophy
Published 1990
Media type Print

The Taming of Chance is a 1990 book by Ian Hacking.


Hacking provides an account of an important period in the history of probability.[1] He shows that the modern argument for preferring facts to testimony in science assumes probabilistic thinking.[2]


Hacking's work has been described as ground-breaking.[1]

See also[edit]



  1. ^ a b Macintosh 2005. p. 357.
  2. ^ Welsh 1994. p. 45.


  • Macintosh, Jack (2005). Honderich, Ted, ed. The Oxford Companion to Philosophy. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-926479-1. 
  • Welsh, Alexander (1994). Freud's Wishful Dream Book. Princeton: Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-03718-3.