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A history of the modern fact [electronic resource] : problems of knowledge in the sciences of wealth and society / Mary Poovey.

By: Poovey, Mary.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1998Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 419 p.).ISBN: 9780226675183 (electronic bk.); 0226675181 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Social sciences -- Great Britain -- Statistical methods -- History | Social sciences -- Great Britain -- Statistics -- History | Social sciences -- Statistical methods -- History | Social sciences -- Statistics -- History | Ciencias sociales -- Estadísticas -- Gran Bretaña -- Historia | Ciencias sociales -- Métodos estadísticos -- Historia | Ciencias sociales -- Estadísticas -- Historia | Sciences sociales -- Grande-Bretagne -- Histoire -- Méthodes statistiques | Sciences sociales -- Grande-Bretagne -- Statistiques -- Histoire | Sciences sociales -- Méthodes statistiques -- Histoire | Sciences sociales -- Statistiques -- Histoire | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Research | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Methodology | Feiten | Statistieken | Sociale wetenschappen | Economie | Sciences sociales -- Grande-Bretagne -- Méthodes statistiques -- Histoire | Sciences sociales -- Grande-Bretagne -- Statistiques -- Histoire | Sciences sociales -- Méthodes statistiques | Sozialwissenschaften | Statistik | GroßbritannienGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: History of the modern fact.DDC classification: 300/.7/2041 LOC classification: HA29 | .P639 1998ebOnline resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The modern fact, the problem of induction, and questions of method -- Accommodating merchants: double-entry bookkeeping, mercantile expertise, and the effect of accuracy -- The political anatomy of the economy: English science and Irish land -- Experimental moral philosophy and the problems of liberal governmentality -- From conjectural history to political economy -- Reconfiguring facts and theory: vestiges of providentialism in the new science of wealth -- Figures of arithmetic, figures of speech: the problem of induction in the 1830s.
Summary: How did the fact become modernity's most favored unit of knowledge? How did description come to seem separable from theory in the precursors of economics and the social sciences?. Mary Poovey explores these questions in A History of the Modern Fact, ranging across an astonishing array of texts and ideas from the publication of the first British manual on double-entry bookkeeping in 1588 to the institutionalization of statistics in the 1830s. She shows how the production of systematic knowledge from descriptions of observed particulars influenced government, how numerical representation became.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 387-407) and index.

The modern fact, the problem of induction, and questions of method -- Accommodating merchants: double-entry bookkeeping, mercantile expertise, and the effect of accuracy -- The political anatomy of the economy: English science and Irish land -- Experimental moral philosophy and the problems of liberal governmentality -- From conjectural history to political economy -- Reconfiguring facts and theory: vestiges of providentialism in the new science of wealth -- Figures of arithmetic, figures of speech: the problem of induction in the 1830s.

How did the fact become modernity's most favored unit of knowledge? How did description come to seem separable from theory in the precursors of economics and the social sciences?. Mary Poovey explores these questions in A History of the Modern Fact, ranging across an astonishing array of texts and ideas from the publication of the first British manual on double-entry bookkeeping in 1588 to the institutionalization of statistics in the 1830s. She shows how the production of systematic knowledge from descriptions of observed particulars influenced government, how numerical representation became.

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