The Resource The game of probability : literature and calculation from Pascal to Kleist, Rudiger Campe ; translated by Ellwood H. Wiggins, Jr

The game of probability : literature and calculation from Pascal to Kleist, Rudiger Campe ; translated by Ellwood H. Wiggins, Jr

Label
The game of probability : literature and calculation from Pascal to Kleist
Title
The game of probability
Title remainder
literature and calculation from Pascal to Kleist
Statement of responsibility
Rudiger Campe ; translated by Ellwood H. Wiggins, Jr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
There exist literary histories of probability and scientific histories of probability, but it has generally been thought that the two did not meet. Campe begs to differ. Mathematical probability, he argues, took over the role of the old probability of poets, orators, and logicians, albeit in scientific terms. Indeed, mathematical probability would not even have been possible without the other probability, whose roots lay in classical antiquity. The Game of Probability revisits the seventeenth and eighteenth-century ""probabilistic revolution, "" providing a history of the re
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
809/.93384
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN744
LC item number
.C3613 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cultural memory in the present
Label
The game of probability : literature and calculation from Pascal to Kleist, Rudiger Campe ; translated by Ellwood H. Wiggins, Jr
Publication
Note
"Originally published in German under the title Spiel der Wahrscheinlichkeit."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction; Part I. Games for Example; 1. Theology and the Law: Dice in the Air; 2. Numbers and Calculation in Context: The Game of Decision-Pascal; 3. Writing the Calculation of Chances: Justiceand Fair Game-Christiaan Huygens; 4. Probability, a Postscript to the Theory of Chance: Logic and Contractual Law-Arnauld, Leibniz, Pufendorf; 5. Probability Applied: Ancient Topoi and the Theory of Games of Chance-Jacob Bernoulli; 6. Continued Proclamations: The Law of logica probabilium-Leibniz; 7. Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, or, The Improbability of Survival
  • 13. "Probable" or Plausible": Mathematical Formula Versus Philosophical Discourse-Kant14. Kleist's "Improbable Veracities," or, A Romantic Ending; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography
  • Part II. Verisimilitude Spelled Out8. Numbers and Tables in Narration: Juristsand Clergymen and Their Bureaucratic Hobbies; 9. Novels and Tables: Defoe's A Journal of the Plague Year and Schnabel's Die Insel Felsenburg; 10. The Theory of Probability and the Form of the Novel: Daniel Bernoulli on Utility Value, the Anthropology of Risk, and Gellert's Epistolary Fiction; 11. "Improbable Probability": The Theory of the Novel and Its Trope-Fielding's Tom Jones and Wieland's Agathon; 12. The Appearance of Truth: Logic, Aesthetics, and Experimentation-Lambert
Control code
ocn820830359
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 486 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804784665
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b2819083x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)820830359
  • pebcs0804784663

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