Fatal Numbers: Why Count on Chance Hans Magnus Enzensberger

ISBN: 9781935830016

Published: February 2nd 2011

Paperback

52 pages


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Fatal Numbers: Why Count on Chance  by  Hans Magnus Enzensberger

Fatal Numbers: Why Count on Chance by Hans Magnus Enzensberger
February 2nd 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 52 pages | ISBN: 9781935830016 | 7.15 Mb

Acclaimed poet, essayist, and cultural critic Hans Magnus Enzensberger takes a fresh, sobering look at our faith in statistics, our desire to predict the future, and our dependence on fortuitousness. Tracing the interface between chance andMoreAcclaimed poet, essayist, and cultural critic Hans Magnus Enzensberger takes a fresh, sobering look at our faith in statistics, our desire to predict the future, and our dependence on fortuitousness.

Tracing the interface between chance and probability in medical diagnostics, risk models, economics, and the fluctuations of financial markets, Fatal Numbers goes straight to the heart of what it means to live, plan, and make decisions in a globalized, digitized, hyperlinked, science-driven, and uncertain world. Foreword by Gerd Gigerenzer. Illustrations by David Fried.



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