Against the gods : the remarkable story of risk / Peter L. Bernstein

Author(s): Bernstein, Peter L
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Subjects: Risk management
Decision making
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York ; Chichester : Wiley, c1996 (1998 [printing])
LC Classification: H, HD
Physical Description: xi, 383 p. ; 23 cm
Notes: ISBN: 0471295639
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: To 1200: beginnings -- The winds of the Greeks and the role of the dice -- As easy as I,II, III -- 1200-1700: a thousand outstanding facts -- The Renaissance gambler -- The French connection -- The remarkable notions of the remarkable notions man -- 1700-1900: measurement unlimited -- Considering the nature of man -- The search for moral certainty -- The supreme law of unreason -- The man with the sprained brain -- Peapods and perils -- The fabric of felicity -- 1900-1960: clouds of vagueness and the demand for precision -- The measure of our ignorance -- The radically distinct notion -- The man who counted everything except calories -- The strange case of the anonymous stockbroker -- Degrees of belief: exploring uncertainty -- The failure of invariance -- The theory police -- The fantastic system of side bets -- Awaiting the wildness
OCLC Number: 42659635
ISBN/ISSN: 0471295639