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In this important new study Ian Hacking continues the enquiry into the origins and development of certain characteristic modes of contemporary thought undertaken in such previous works as his best selling Emergence of Probability. Professor Hacking shows how by the late nineteenth century it became possible to think of statistical patterns as explanatory in themselves, and
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Hardcover, 284 pages

Published
October 26th 1990
by Cambridge University Press
(first published 1990)

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Ian Hacking is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Toronto, specialised in the History of Science.

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