Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Classical probabilities, 1660-1840; 2. Statistical probabilities, 1820-1900; 3. The inference experts; 4. Chance and life: controversies in modern biology; 5. The probabilistic revolution in physics; 6. Statistics of the mind; 7. Numbers rule the world; 8. The implications of chance; References; Name index; Subject index.
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