Ian Hacking Quote

The bad player is the one who tries to calculate and play with the odds, as if his game, his life, were one of a large number of games. To do so is at best to succumb to another necessity, the necessity of large numbers. The good player does not fool himself, and accepts that there is exactly one chance, which produces by chance the necessity and even the purpose that he experiences.


The Taming of Chance (ed. Cambridge University Press, 1990) - ISBN: 9780521388849

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The bad player is the one who tries to calculate and play with the odds, as if his game, his life, were one of a large number of games. To do so is...

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The bad player is the one who tries to calculate and play with the odds, as if his game, his life, were one of a large number of games. To do so is...

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The bad player is the one who tries to calculate and play with the odds, as if his game, his life, were one of a large number of games. To do so is...

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The bad player is the one who tries to calculate and play with the odds, as if his game, his life, were one of a large number of games. To do so is...