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The Resource Luck : the brilliant randomness of everyday life, Nicholas Rescher

Luck : the brilliant randomness of everyday life, Nicholas Rescher

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Luck : the brilliant randomness of everyday life
Title
Luck
Title remainder
the brilliant randomness of everyday life
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Rescher
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
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Rescher, Nicholas
Dewey number
123.3
Index
index present
LC call number
BD595
LC item number
.R47 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Chance
  • Fortune
  • Fate and fatalism
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Chance
  • Fate and fatalism
  • Fortune
Summary expansion
Luck touches us all. "Why me?" we complain when things go wrongthough seldom when things go right. But although luck has a firm hold on all our lives, we seldom reflect on it in a cogent, concerted way. In Luck, one of our most eminent philosophers offers a realistic view of the nature and operation of luck to help us come to sensible terms with life in a chaotic world. Differentiating luck from fate (inexorable destiny) and fortune (mere chance), Nicholas Rescher weaves a colorful tapestry of historical examples, from the use of lots in the Old and New Testaments to Thomas Gatakers treatise of 1619 on the great English lottery of 1612, from casino gambling to playing the stock market. Because we are creatures of limited knowledge who do and must make decisions in the light of incomplete information, Rescher argues, we are inevitably at the mercy of luck. It behooves us to learn more about it
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Luck : the brilliant randomness of everyday life, Nicholas Rescher
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-231) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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889813868
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 237 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780822972273
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computer
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rdamedia
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22573/ctt89tkdf
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)889813868
Label
Luck : the brilliant randomness of everyday life, Nicholas Rescher
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-231) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
889813868
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 237 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822972273
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt89tkdf
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889813868

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