The Emergence of Probability
Cover of the first edition
|Subject||History of probability|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover and Paperback)|
The Emergence of Probability: A Philosophical Study of Early Ideas about Probability, Induction and Statistical Inference is a 1975 book by the philosopher Ian Hacking.
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Hacking's work has been described as ground-breaking.
The philosopher James Franklin argued that Hacking's contention that there was no concept of uncertain evidence before about 1650 is incorrect, as it neglects the extensive Latin scholastic literature on legal evidence and aleatory contracts and on induction.
- Franklin, James (2001). The Science of Conjecture: Evidence and Probability Before Pascal. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 0-8018-6569-7.
- 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.
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