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Fatal Numbers

Why Count on Chance

Fatal Numbers( )
Author: Enzensberger, Hans Magnus
Translator: Leeder, Karen
Foreword by: Gigerenzer, Gerd
Illustrator: Fried, David
ISBN:978-1-935830-10-8
Publication Date:Feb 2011
Publisher:Upper West Side Philosophers, Incorporated
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $9.99
Book Description:

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 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,...
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