How did we make reliable predictions before Pascal and Fermat’s
Part 2 of 4 of the scientific method, encompassing obser… More of the Symbolic representation and treatment of relationships betwe… More of The branch of mathematics concerning numerical descriptions … More in 1654? What methods in law, science, commerce, philosophy, and The abstract, formal structure of argument as characterized … More helped us to get at the truth in cases where certainty was not attainable? In The Science of Conjecture, James Franklin examines how judges, witch inquisitors, and juries evaluated evidence; how scientists weighed reasons for and against scientific theories; and how merchants counted shipwrecks to determine insurance rates. The Science of Conjecture provides a history of rational methods of dealing with uncertainty and explores the coming to consciousness of the human understanding of risk.
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