Books By Theodore M Porter

Trust in Numbers: The Pursuit of Objectivity in Science and Public Life

A foundational work on historical and social studies of quantification What accounts for the prestige of quantitative methods? The usual answer...

The Rise of Statistical Thinking, 1820–1900

An essential work on the origins of statisticsThe Rise of Statistical Thinking, 1820–1900 explores the history of statistics from the field's...

Genetics in the Madhouse: The Unknown History of Human Heredity

In the early 1800s, a century before there was any concept of the gene, physicians in insane asylums began to record...

Trust in Numbers: The Pursuit of Objectivity in Science and Public Life

A foundational work on historical and social studies of quantificationWhat accounts for the prestige of quantitative methods? The usual answer is...

The Rise of Statistical Thinking 1820-1900

An essential work on the origins of statistics The Rise of Statistical Thinking, 1820-1900 explores the history of statistics from the...

Trust in Numbers: The Pursuit of Objectivity in Science and Public Life

A foundational work on historical and social studies of quantificationWhat accounts for the prestige of quantitative methods? The usual answer is...

Trust in Numbers: The Pursuit of Objectivity in Science and Public Life

A foundational work on historical and social studies of quantificationWhat accounts for the prestige of quantitative methods? The usual answer is...

The Rise of Statistical Thinking 1820-1900

Emphasizing the debt of science to nonspecialist intellectuals, Theodore Porter describes in detail the nineteenth-century background that produced the burst of...