Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

Luck: the Brilliant Randomness of Everyday Life

by Rescher, Nicholas

  • ISBN: 9780374194284
  • ISBN10: 0374194289

Luck: the Brilliant Randomness of Everyday Life

by Rescher, Nicholas

  • List Price: $19.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
  • Publish date: 12/01/2004
  • ISBN: 9780374194284
  • ISBN10: 0374194289
used Add to Cart $1.62
You save: 91%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $24.75
Marketplace Item
Description: 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 antiquity to the present. Luck cannot be manipulated or controlled, Rescher argues, but it can be managed to some extent. From the use of lots in the Old and New Testaments to Thomas Gataker's treatise of 1619 on the great English lottery of 1612, from casino gambling to playing the stock market, Nicholas Rescher's Luck shows how the tiger of luck can be tamed to improve our chances for good luck, reduce those for bad, and in general improve the fortune of mankind.
Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: Owls Books
2,704 orders (93% success)
Location: Toledo, OH
Condition: Good
All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor
[...]
Price:
$1.62
Comments:
All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor
[...]
Seller: Solr Books
1,309 orders (94% success)
Location: Skokie, IL
Condition: Very Good
Shipping Icon
Ships Fast! Satisfaction Guaranteed!
Price:
$3.36
Comments:
Ships Fast! Satisfaction Guaranteed!
Seller: Better World Books West
1,900 orders (94% success)
Location: Mishawaka, IN
Condition: Good
Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may
[...]
Price:
$3.36
Comments:
Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may
[...]
Seller: The Yard Sale Store
92 orders (97% success)
Location: Narrowsburg, NY
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
RELIABLE library withdrawal with a NICE dust jacket in the plastic,
[...]
Price:
$3.93
Comments:
RELIABLE library withdrawal with a NICE dust jacket in the plastic,
[...]
Seller: HPB-Emerald
5,862 orders (96% success)
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$4.50
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: Wonder Book - Member ABAA/ILAB
317 orders (94% success)
Location: Frederick, MD
Condition: Good
Good condition. Very Good dust jacket. Writing inside. Highlighting inside.
Price:
$5.26
Comments:
Good condition. Very Good dust jacket. Writing inside. Highlighting inside.
Seller: Light House
19 orders (95% success)
Location: Hayward, CA
Condition: Very Good
First edition.
Price:
$5.61
Comments:
First edition.
Seller: Ray Boas, Bookseller
1 order (100% success)
Location: Walpole, NH
Condition: Like New
Shipping Icon
237pp. ISBN 0374194289 Differentiating luck from fate (inexorble destiny) and
[...]
Price:
$5.62
Comments:
237pp. ISBN 0374194289 Differentiating luck from fate (inexorble destiny) and
[...]
Seller: WonderBook
110 orders (93% success)
Location: Frederick, MD Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Good condition. Very Good dust jacket. Writing inside. Highlighting inside.
Price:
$5.79
Comments:
Good condition. Very Good dust jacket. Writing inside. Highlighting inside.
Seller: borgasorus
1,097 orders (94% success)
Location: Wright City, MO Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
No CD Included. Access code may be previously used. Moderate dirt wear,
[...]
Price:
$5.99
Comments:
No CD Included. Access code may be previously used. Moderate dirt wear,
[...]
Seller: Powell's Books
969 orders (95% success)
Location: Portland, OR
Condition: Very Good
Price:
$6.81
Comments:
Seller: Ergodebooks
15,279 orders (98% success)
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$8.47
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: Lowcountry Books
3 orders (33% success)
Location: Summerville, SC
Condition: Very Good
Shipping Icon
Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 237 p. Audience: General/trade.
Price:
$9.56
Comments:
Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 237 p. Audience: General/trade.
Seller: Robinson Street Books
7 orders (100% success)
Location: Binghamton, NY
Condition: Very Good
Shipping Icon
0374194289 Very good book plate front free endpaper in Very good dust jacket. First Edition. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience.
Price:
$13.50
Comments:
0374194289 Very good book plate front free endpaper in Very good dust jacket. First Edition. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience.
Seller: Ed Buryn Books
Location: Nevada City, CA
Condition: New
A realistic view of the nature and operations of luck. Mint new copy of HB 1st. 5-3/4 x 7-1/4, 237 pp, index, notes.
Price:
$24.75
Comments:
A realistic view of the nature and operations of luck. Mint new copy of HB 1st. 5-3/4 x 7-1/4, 237 pp, index, notes.
Seller: Ergodebooks
15,279 orders (98% success)
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: New
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$33.04
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: Lyric Vibes
5 orders (80% success)
Location: Geneva, IL
Condition: New
0374194289 New Condition *** Right Off the Shelf | Ships within 2 Business Days ~~~ Customer Service Is Our Top Priority! -Thank you for LOOKING: -)
Price:
$38.45
Comments:
0374194289 New Condition *** Right Off the Shelf | Ships within 2 Business Days ~~~ Customer Service Is Our Top Priority! -Thank you for LOOKING: -)
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).