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  1. Ted McCormick (2013). Governing Model Populations: Queries, Quantification, and William Petty's Scale of Salubrity. History of Science 51 (2):179-198.
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  2. Ted McCormick, Rosa Sierra & Pedro P. Serna (2012). Steven Shapin William Petty and the ambitions of political arithmetic. Eidos: Revista de Filosofía de la Universidad Del Norte 16 (16):207-218.
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  3. Ted McCormick (2009). William Petty: And the Ambitions of Political Arithmetic. Oup Oxford.
    The first comprehensive intellectual biography of William Petty , the inventor of 'political arithmetic' and a key figure in the English colonization of Ireland, the institutionalization of experimental science, and early social science.
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  4. Ted McCormick (2006). Alchemy in the Political Arithmetic of Sir William Petty (1623–1687). Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 37 (2):290-307.
    Historians have long seen Sir William Petty’s ‘political arithmetic’ as an important contribution to the early social sciences, applying mathematics to the analysis of political and especially economic questions. A closer look at Petty’s political arithmetic manuscripts reveals, however, his political preoccupation with ‘transmuting the Irish into English’ by state manipulation of demography. Large-scale, coerced ‘counter-transplantations’ of ‘exchanges of women’ between England and Ireland would facilitate the ‘proportionable mixture’ and ultimately the ‘union’ of the two populations, stabilizing the turbulent politics (...)
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