Edgeworth on Chance, Economic Hazard, and Statistics

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1994 - 462 ページ
Practically every scholar who is concerned with the work of Francis Ysidro Edgeworth (1845-1926) feels compelled to preface discussion with some sort of apologia or rationalization. This tendency first surfaced in the context of an abortive attempt to get him elected to the British Royal Society, and things have not improved since his demise.
Philip Mirowski contends that the bulk of these compulsive apologies derive from a single source, namely, the pervasive contemporary lack of interest in the intellectual trajectory of Edgeworth's career. Mirowski's introductory essay, in conjunction with the selection of Edgeworth's texts, serve to document a reevaluation, one that aims to recognize him as the dean of the second generation of neoclassical economists. By bringing together the two sides of Edgeworth's vast oeuvre, and by situating Edgeworth's statistical and economic writings in the late-Victorian intellectual context, Mirowski demonstrates that Edgeworth was clearly superior in intellectual tenor to the rest of his cohort of second-generation neoclassicals, who have garnered more than their fair share of attention and lionization by historians of economic thought.
 

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Marshalling the Unruly Atoms Understanding Edgeworths Career
1
or The Method of Measuring Probability and Utility
81
APPENDIX I On the Method of Least Squares
115
1882 Mr Leslie Stephen on Utilitarianism
125
1883d On the Method of Ascertaining a Change in the Value of Gold
127
1883b The Method of Least Squares
135
1883c The Physical Basis of Probability
147
1884a The Philosophy of Chance
149
1913a On the Use of the Theory of Probabilities in Statistics Relating to Society
291
1913b A Variant Proof of the Distribution of Velocities in a Molecular Chaos
309
1921a Molecular Statistics
313
1922c The Philosophy of Chance
327
1925a The Element of Probability in IndexNumbers Introduction
351
BOOK REVIEWS
371
1889b Natural Inheritance
375
1889i Elements d Economic Politique Pure
378

1884f The Rationale of Exchange
161
1884c A Priori Probabilities
165
Chance and Law
173
The Calculus of Probabilities Applied to Psychical Research I
181
1887c The Law of Error
191
The Law of Error
193
1887i The Empirical Proof of the Law of Error
195
1888b The Mathematical Theory of Banking
199
1888c New Methods of Measuring Variation in General Prices
211
1893d Statistical Correlation between Social Phenomena
227
1896c Supplementary Notes on Statistics
231
1908a On the Probable Errors of FrequencyConstants
237
Part I Probability and Expectation Section I First Principles
263
1893e Philosophy and Political Economy in some of their Historical Relations
381
1909c Principii di Statistica Metodologica
386
An Essay in Statistical Economics
390
1912a A Reply to Professor Edgeworths Review of Professor H L Moores Law of Wages
394
1917b Scope and Method of Statistics
402
1920c The Change in the Distribution of the National Income 18801913
408
1922d A Treatise on Probability
410
1924b Die Statistischen Forschungsmethoden
416
1925c A Mathematical Theory of Evolution based on the Conclusions of Dr J C Wills
420
Correspondence between Francis Ysidro Edgeworth and Edwin Bidwell Wilson
431
An Incomplete Bibliography of the Writings of Francis Ysidro Edgeworth
439
Index
453
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\Philip Mirowski, Professor of Economics and History of Science at University of Notre Dame, is the author of Against Mechanism: Protecting Economics From Science.

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