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b68026692e PorterPublisherPrinceton University Press, 1996ISBN1400821614, 9781400821617Length324 pagesSubjectsMathematics:History & PhilosophyMathematics / History & Philosophy  Export CitationBiBTeXEndNoteRefMan. 19.95, $24.95. provides a powerful means for understanding quantification in a variety of different contexts."--American Journal of Sociology. Karl Pearson: The Scientific Life in a Statistical Age. Porter shows how such pressures to quantification have also operated in science. Norton Wisea1a1 Princeton University How to Cite This Article Link to This Abstract Blog This Article Copy and paste this link Highlight all Citation is provided in standard text and BibTeX formats below. Pp. Objectivity derives its impetus from cultural contexts, quantification becoming most important where elites are weak, where private negotiation is suspect, and where trust is in short supply. Table of Contents.
19.95, $24.95.Theodore M. Go on and take care ! RD . What people are saying-Write a reviewUser Review - Flag as inappropriatei trust in figures : the film "trust in numbers" has been made by wikimedia and wikia activists. Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. The Frankfurter Allgemeine even writes, in connection with the Digital Humanities Conference 2012 in Hamburg, Germany, of the empirical turn in the humanities. Why quantitative expertises have gained so enormous importance in the political decision-making? The expertise is a relationship between science and politics. "The essence of science is quantification, and this is what holds Porter's fascination. Porter, Trust in Numbers: The Pursuit of Objectivity in Science and Public Life.