Speculation

A Cultural History from Aristotle to AI

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In the modern world, why do we still resort to speculation? Advances in scientific and statistical reasoning are supposed to have provided greater certainty in making claims about the future. Yet we...

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"Speculation is at once an erudite study of the long history of a single term and a timely, entertaining read about the way words can reshape the relationship between ideas."

—Sophia Rosenfeld, author...

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