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
 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 eighteenthcentury ""probabilistic revolution, "" providing a history of the re
 Language

 eng
 ger
 eng
 Extent
 1 online resource (viii, 486 pages)
 Note
 "Originally published in German under the title Spiel der Wahrscheinlichkeit."
 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 DecisionPascal; 3. Writing the Calculation of Chances: Justiceand Fair GameChristiaan Huygens; 4. Probability, a Postscript to the Theory of Chance: Logic and Contractual LawArnauld, Leibniz, Pufendorf; 5. Probability Applied: Ancient Topoi and the Theory of Games of ChanceJacob Bernoulli; 6. Continued Proclamations: The Law of logica probabiliumLeibniz; 7. Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, or, The Improbability of Survival
 13. "Probable" or Plausible": Mathematical Formula Versus Philosophical DiscourseKant14. 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 TropeFielding's Tom Jones and Wieland's Agathon; 12. The Appearance of Truth: Logic, Aesthetics, and ExperimentationLambert
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 9780804784665
 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
 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 eighteenthcentury ""probabilistic revolution, "" providing a history of the re
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 E7B
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 809/.93384
 Index
 no index present
 LC call number
 PN744
 LC item number
 .C3613 2012eb
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 non fiction
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 bibliography
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 Cultural memory in the present
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 The game of probability : literature and calculation from Pascal to Kleist, Rudiger Campe ; translated by Ellwood H. Wiggins, Jr
 Note
 "Originally published in German under the title Spiel der Wahrscheinlichkeit."
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 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 DecisionPascal; 3. Writing the Calculation of Chances: Justiceand Fair GameChristiaan Huygens; 4. Probability, a Postscript to the Theory of Chance: Logic and Contractual LawArnauld, Leibniz, Pufendorf; 5. Probability Applied: Ancient Topoi and the Theory of Games of ChanceJacob Bernoulli; 6. Continued Proclamations: The Law of logica probabiliumLeibniz; 7. Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, or, The Improbability of Survival
 13. "Probable" or Plausible": Mathematical Formula Versus Philosophical DiscourseKant14. 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 TropeFielding's Tom Jones and Wieland's Agathon; 12. The Appearance of Truth: Logic, Aesthetics, and ExperimentationLambert
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 ocn820830359
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 1 online resource (viii, 486 pages)
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 online
 Isbn
 9780804784665
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 computer
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 rdamedia
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 c
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 .b2819083x
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