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  • The Social Construction of What? by Ian Hacking
    The Social Construction of What? (English, Paperback) Ian Hacking

    Lost in the raging debate over the validity of social construction is the question of what, precisely, is being constructed. Facts, gender, quarks, reality? Ian Hacking's book explores an array of examples to reveal the deep issues underlying contentious accounts of reality-especially regarding the status of the natural sciences.

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  • An Introduction to Probability and Inductive Logic by Ian Hacking
    An Introduction to Probability and Inductive Logic (English, Paperback) Ian Hacking

    This is an introductory 2001 textbook on probability and induction written by one of the world's foremost philosophers of science. It offers a comprehensive course covering all basic definitions of induction and probability, and considers such topics as decision theory, Bayesianism, frequency ideas, and the philosophical problem of induction.

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  • Ideas in Context: The Taming of Chance Series Number 17 by Ian Hacking
    Ideas in Context: The Taming of Chance Series Number 17 (English, Paperback) Ian Hacking

    The Taming of Chance brings out the relations between philosophy, the physical sciences, mathematics and the development of social institutions, and provides a unique and authoritative analysis of the 'probabilisation' of the western world.

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  • Mad Travelers by Ian Hacking
    Mad Travelers (English, Paperback) Ian Hacking

    Hacking tells the tale of Albert Dadas, a native of France's Bordeaux region and the first diagnosed mad traveler. Dadas suffered from a strange compulsion that led him to travel obsessively, often without identification, not knowing who he was or why he traveled. Using the records of Dadas's physician, Hacking tries to make sense of this epidemic.

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  • Philosophy and Animal Life by Stanley Cavell
    Philosophy and Animal Life (English, Hardback) Stanley Cavell, Cora Diamond

    Offers a way of thinking about animal rights, our obligation to animals, and the nature of philosophy itself. This book explores how the animal question is bound up with the general problem of philosophical skepticism. It considers the failure of language to capture the vulnerability of humans and animals.

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  • The Emergence of Probability by Ian Hacking
    The Emergence of Probability (English, Paperback) Ian Hacking

    Historical records show that there was no real concept of probability in Europe before the mid-seventeenth century, although the use of dice and other randomizing objects was commonplace. First published in 1975, this edition includes an introduction that contextualizes his book in light of developing philosophical trends.

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  • Representing and Intervening by Ian Hacking
    Representing and Intervening (English, Paperback) Ian Hacking

    This 1983 book is a lively and clearly written introduction to the philosophy of natural science, organized around the central theme of scientific realism. The first part deals with the different philosophical accounts of scientific objectivity and the reality of scientific entities. The second presents a sustained treatment of experimental science.

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  • Logic of Statistical Inference by Ian Hacking
    Logic of Statistical Inference (English, Paperback) Ian Hacking

    This book is a philosophical study of the basic principles of statistical reasoning. Professor Hacking has sought to discover the simple principles that underlie modern work in mathematical statistics and to test them, both at a philosophical level and in terms of their practical consequences fort statisticians.

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  • Historical Ontology by Ian Hacking
    Historical Ontology (English, Paperback) Ian Hacking

    Hacking here offers his reflections on the philosophical uses of history. The focus of this volume, which collects both recent and now-classic essays, is the historical emergence of concepts and objects, through new uses of words and sentences in specific settings, and new patterns or styles of reasoning within those sentences.

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  • Philosophy and Animal Life by Stanley Cavell
    Philosophy and Animal Life (English, Paperback) Stanley Cavell, Cora Diamond

    In Philosophy and Animal Life, Cora Diamond begins with "The Difficulty of Reality and the Difficulty of Philosophy," in which she accuses analytical philosophy of evading, or deflecting, the responsibility of human beings toward nonhuman animals. Diamond then explores the animal question in the more general problem of philosophical skepticism. Focusing specifically on J. M. Coetzee'sThe Lives of Animals, she considers the failure of language to capture the vulnerability of humans and animals. Stanley Cavell responds to Diamond's argument with his own close reading of Coetzee's work, connecting the human-animal relationship to further themes of morality and philosophy. John McDowell follows with a critique of both Diamond and Cavell, and Ian Hacking explains why Cora Diamond's essay is so deeply perturbing and, paradoxically, favors poetry over philosophy in overcoming her difficulties. Cary Wolfe's introduction situates these arguments within the broader context of contemporary continental philosophy and theory, particularly Jacques Derrida's work on deconstruction and the question of the animal.

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  • Rewriting the Soul by Ian Hacking
    Rewriting the Soul (English, Paperback) Ian Hacking

    Clinicians, backed by a grassroots movement of patients and therapists, find child sexual abuse to be the primary cause of the illness, while critics accuse the 'MPD' community of fostering false memories of childhood trauma. This book scrutinizes today's moral and political climate, especially our power struggles about memory.

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  • Cambridge Philosophy Classics: Logic of Statistical Inference by Ian Hacking
    Cambridge Philosophy Classics: Logic of Statistical Inference (English, Paperback) Ian Hacking

    This book showcases Ian Hacking's early ideas on the central issues surrounding statistical reasoning. Presented in a fresh twenty-first-century series livery, and with a specially commissioned new preface, this influential work is now available for a new generation of readers in statistics, philosophy of science and philosophy of maths.

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  • Why Is There Philosophy of Mathematics At All? by Ian Hacking
    Why Is There Philosophy of Mathematics At All? (English, Paperback) Ian Hacking

    Ian Hacking draws on cognitive sciences, evolutionary psychology, neurology, developmental psychology, and cognitive archaeology (tools and the mind) to explore how mathematics became possible, for a species like ours, on a planet like this. An innovative book for those studying logic, theory of knowledge, and philosophy of science.

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  • The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn
    The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (English, CD-Audio) Thomas S. Kuhn

    A good book may have the power to change the way we see the world, but a great book actually becomes part of our daily consciousness, pervading our thinking to the point that we take it for granted, and we forget how provocative and challenging its ideas once were?and still are. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is that kind of book. When it was first published in 1962, it was a landmark...

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