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The Challenge of Chance : A Multidisciplinary Approach from Science and the Humanities

Publication year: 2016

ISBN: 978-3-319-26300-7

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This book presents a multidisciplinary perspective on chance, with contributions from distinguished researchers in the areas of biology, cognitive neuroscience, economics, genetics, general history, law, linguistics, logic, mathematical physics, statistics, theology and philosophy. The individual chapters are bound together by a general introduction followed by an opening chapter that surveys 2500 years of linguistic, philosophical, and scientific reflections on chance, coincidence, fortune, randomness, luck and related concepts.

Subject: Religion and Philosophy, Philosophy and Religion, Philosophy of Science, History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics, Epistemology, Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes, Cognitive Psychology, Human Genetics, Chance and epistemology, Chance and necessity in history, Chance and randomness in nature, Interpreting coincidence, Psychology of chance, Role of chance in genetics