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KEYNES, John Maynard.

A Treatise on Probability.

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Published: London Macmillan, 1921

Stock Code: 128854

£575
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Notes

First edition, first impression, of this mathematical-philosophical work, the subject of Keynes's fellowship dissertation, in which he sought to establish a mathematical basis for probability theory as Bertrand Russell and Alfred North Whitehead had done for symbolic logic. Russell wrote of this work "the mathematical calculus is astonishingly powerful, considering the very restricted premises which form its foundation the book as a whole is one which it is impossible to praise too highly" (quoted in DSB). The work contains a useful bibliography of some 600 works on probability.

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Description

Octavo. Original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt.

Illustrations

With the tipped in errata slip.

Condition

Spine and covers a little marked, rubbing around extremities, hinges splitting, very lightly shaken, contents clean. A good copy.

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