Adolphe Quetelet, Social Physics and the

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Adolphe Quetelet was an influential astronomer and statistician whose controversial work inspired heated debate in European and American intellectual circles. In creating a science designed to explain the "average man," he helped contribute to the i…
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    Om Adolphe Quetelet

    Adolphe Quetelet was an influential astronomer and statistician whose controversial work inspired heated debate in European and American intellectual circles. In creating a science designed to explain the "average man," he helped contribute to the idea of normal, most enduringly in his creation of the Quetelet Index, which came to be known as the Body Mass Index.  Kevin Donnelly presents the first scholarly biography of Quetelet, exploring his contribution to quantitative reasoning, his place in nineteenth-century intellectual history, and his profound influence on the modern idea of average.

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    Format
    E-Bok
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    Filformat
    ePUB
    Utgivelsesår
    2015
    Forlag
    University of Pittsburgh Press
    Språk
    Engelsk
    ISBN
    9780822981633
    Sider
    256
    Emne
    Astronomy, space & time, History of ideas, History of science, Science: general issues, Sociology & anthropology, c 1800 to c 1900

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