Statistical Thinking between Natural and Social Sciences and the Issue of the Unity of Science: from Quetelet to the Vienna Circle

  • Donata Romizi
Part of the The Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective book series (PSEP, volume 3)


The application of statistical methods and models both in the natural and social sciences is nowadays a trivial fact which nobody would deny. Bold analogies even suggest the application of the same statistical models to fields as different as statistical mechanics and economics, among them the case of the young and controversial discipline of Econophysics.


Social Science Natural Science Vienna Circle Unitary Conception Probability Calculus 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of ViennaWienAustria

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