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NAGEL, Ernest.

Principles of the Theory of Probability.

Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1939 Stock Code: 132994
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Presentation copy to Alfred North Whitehead

First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the philosopher Alfred North Whitehead on the front free endpaper: "To Professor A. N. Whitehead with the esteem of Ernest Nagel". The English philosopher Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947) was a seminal figure in process philosophy, and together with Bertrand Russell, wrote Principia Mathematica (1910-13), widely credited as among the most important philosophical works of the 20th century. The American philosopher Ernest Nagel (1901-1985), a major contributor to the field of logical positivism, contributed reviews of Whitehead's works in philosophical journals, and wrote his obituary in The Nation (14 February 1948). Nagel's Principles on the Theory of Probability was printed in the series International Encyclopedia of Unified Science, as the sixth number of vol. I. The Encyclopedia was an ambitious project by the Vienna Circle, of which Nagel was a part, to provide a journal unifying the various branches of philosophy and science.

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Octavo. Original blue wrappers, front cover lettered in black.


Light toning to extremities, wear at spine ends, short tear at head of spine. A very good copy.


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