# Essai philosophique sur les probabilités

@article{BrodetskyEssaiPS, title={Essai philosophique sur les probabilit{\'e}s}, author={S. Brodetsky}, journal={Nature}, volume={110}, pages={6-7} }

OUR students spend little or no time in the study of the classical documents of scientific discovery. This neglect is very much to be regretted, for there can be no doubt that nothing is so inspiring and fascinating as the perusal of the account of a great discovery by the discoverer himself. The personal element, so conspicuously absent in current textbooks, is in this way given its opportunity, especially if the discoverer's account is read in the original language in which it was written…

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