Luck bibliography

Wisdom must always have counters in her hand to play with… Our soul wants to be moved by the passions of hope or fear; it is made happy only by things that cause it to feel alive. Now gambling places us perpetually in the grip of these two passions, and consequently holds our soul in an emotion that is one of the great principles of happiness to be found in us. The pleasure that gambling has given me has often served to console me for not being rich… Every age has its own pleasures; those of old age are the most difficult to obtain: gambling, studying, if one is still capable of it.

Emilie du Châtelet Discourse on Happiness 1748

the task itself appeared larger than I had thought

RB Onians The Origins of European Thought about the Body, the Mind, the Soul, the World, Time, and Fate 1951

It was then that I saw the business of writing for what it truly was and is to me. It is your penance for not being lucky.

Anita Brookner Look at Me 1983

The list below is a partial bibliography of my reading to research LUCK. The core texts are by FN David and Lorraine Daston.

The works are listed in the order they are cited or referred to in the book. 


Petrarch                       The Life of Solitude [1356]
Al Alvarez                  The Biggest Game in Town 1983
James McManus         Positively 5th Street 2003
Anthony Holden         Big Deal 1990
George Eliot               Middlemarch 1871

1 – The Philosopher

Ray Monk                   Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius 1990
Noel Malcolm             Ludwig Wittgenstein: A Memoir 1958
Wittgensteinian Themes 1995
Ludwig Wittgenstein Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus 1921  
                                  Notebooks 1914-1916 1961
Brian McGuinness (ed) Cambridge Letters 1997
Wittgenstein in CambridgeLetters & Documents  2012
Ludwig Wittgenstein  Philosophical investigations 1953
                                    Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics 1956 The Blue & Brown Books: Preliminary Studies for the Philosophical Investigations 1958
‘Philosophical Investigations’ 1958               
Paul Engelmann          Letters from Ludwig Wittgenstein with a Memoir 1974
David Hume               An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding 1748
FA Flowers (ed) Portraits of Wittgenstein 2015
Bernard Leitner The Architecture of Ludwig Wittgenstein 1973
Brian McGuinness      Young Ludwig 1988
Richard Wall               Wittgenstein in Ireland 2000
Alexander Waugh       The House of Wittgenstein 2008
Franz Kafka                Letters to Felice 1967
Diogenes                     Sayings and Anecdotes [c350 BCE] 2012
Diogenes Laertius       Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers [c225] 2018

3 – The Wit of Thomas Bastard

Niccolò Machiavelli   The Prince [1532]
Thomas Bastard          Chrestoleros: Seven bookes of epigrames 1598
Dictionary of National Biography      ‘Thomas Bastard’
Anthony À Wood       Athenae Oxonienses : an exact history of all the writers and bishops who have had their education in the University of Oxford : to which are added the Fasti, or Annals of the said University 1691
Steven W May & Alan Bryson           Verse Libel in Elizabethan England 2016
John Danby                 Elizabethan and Jacobean Poets 1952
Rachel Lloyd              Dorset Elizabethans 1967
Philip Sidney              Defense of Poesie 1595
William Shakespeare  As You Like It Act 1, Sc 2 1599
Juvenal                        Satire X, 364-366 [c110]
Wittgenstein  Tractatus
Alexander Pope          Essay on Man 1734
John Harington           A New Discourse of a Stale Subject, called The Metamorphosis of Ajax 1596
Samuel Chew              The Pilgrimage of Life 1962
Howard R Patch          The Goddess Fortuna in Medieval Literature 1922
Niccolò Machiavelli   The Discourses on Livy [1531]
Anthony Parel             The Political Calculus: Essays on Machiavelli’s Philosophy 1972                           
Boethius                      The Consolation of Philosophy [523]
Aristotle                      Politics 1323a36 [c350BCE]  
Castaglione                 Book of the Courtier [1528]
Esther Eidinow           Luck, Fate and Fortune: Antiquity and its Legacy OUP 2011
Petrarch (ed & tr Conrad Rawski) Remedies for Fortune Fair and Foul [c1370] 1991
Thomas Kavanagh      Dice, Cards and Wheels 2005
Frederick Kiefer         Fortune and Elizabethan Tragedy 1982
JGA Pocock                The Machiavellian Moment 1975
DNB                            ‘Philip Sidney’
Fulke Greville             Life of Sir Philip Sidney, 1611
Philip Sidney              Arcadia 1593
Thomas Bastard          Seven Sermons 1615
                                    Five Sermons 1615
          The Poems, English and Latin, of the Rev. Thomas Bastard 1880
John Aubrey               Brief Lives c1690
Ruth Scurr                   John Aubrey: My Own Life 2015
DNB                            ‘John Harington’
                                    ‘John Hoskins’
Ariosto                        Orlando Furioso, translated into English heroical verse by John Harington 1591
John Harington Treatise on Playe [c1597] in Nugae Antiquae: Being a Miscellaneous Collection of Original Papers in Prose and Verse: Written in the Reigns of Henry VIII, Queen Mary, Elizabeth, King James, &c by Sir J Harington and others 1792
William Shakespeare A Midsummer Night’s Dream 1595 Act 5: Scene 1
Machiavelli                 The Prince 1532
Thomas More             Fortune verses 1504
Sidney H Atkins         letter to TLS, September 26 1936
“Thomas Bastard”      internet search 16 October 2020
‘Thomas Bastard’       Poetry Foundation  

4 – Roulettenburg

Fyodor Dostoevsky                 The Idiot 1869
Polina Suslova                        Diary 6 September 1863
Fyodor Dostoevsky                 The Gambler 1866
Sigmund Freud                       ‘Dostoevsky and Parricide’, 1928
Fyodor Dostoevsky                 (ed Joseph Frank) Selected Letters, 1987                   
Anna Dostoevsky                   Reminiscences 1923
Joseph Frank                           Dostoevsky: The Miraculous Years 1865-1871 1995
                                               Dostoevsky: The Stir of Liberation 1860-1865 1983
                                                Dostoevsky: The Years of Ordeal 1850-1859 1983
Dostoevsky                             The House of the Dead 1862
The Diary of a Writer 1873
Leonid Grossman                 Confession of a Jew 1924
Joseph Frank                           ‘The Gambler: A Study in Ethnopsychology’ TheHudson Review, Vol. 46, No. 2 Summer, 1993
Friedrich Nietzsche                Twilight of the Idols 1889
Janko Lavrin                           ‘A Note on Nietzsche and Dostoevsky’,  Russian Review, Vol. 28, No. 2 Apr., 1969
Mihail Bakhtin                        Problems of Dostoevsky’s Poetics 1963
Dostoevsky                 The Raw Youth 1875

5 – Getting God to Speak

Anna Dostoevsky                   Reminiscences
Homer                                     Odyssey [c725 BCE]
                                                Iliad [c762 BCE]
Virgil                                      Aeneid [19 BCE]
Robert Coleman                      ‘The Gods in the Aeneid’Greece & Rome 1982
Rachel Lesses                         Ritual Practices to Gain Power 1994
David Potter                            Prophets and Emperors 1994
Helen A. Loane                       ‘The Sortes Vergilianae’ The Classical Weekly, Vol. 21, No. 24 Apr. 30, 1928
Wilkie Collins                         The Moonstone 1868
Daniel Defoe                           Robinson Crusoe 1719
Augustine                                Confessions c400
FN David                                Games, Gods and Gambling 1962
Pieter W. van der Horst          ‘Sortes: Sacred Books as Instant Oracles in Late Antiquity’ in The Use of Sacred Books in the Ancient WorldContributions to Biblical Exegesis and Theology 1998 
Augustine                                Epistle 55.20.37
Katz in                                    Classical and Modern Literature 1994
Suetonius                                The Twelve Caesars 121
Cicero                                     On Divination 44BCE
Domenico Camparetti            Vergil in the Middle Ages 1872
Geoffrey W Dennis,               ‘The Use of Water as a Medium for  Altered States of Consciousness in Early Jewish Mysticism: A Cross-Disciplinary Analysis’ in Anthropology of Consciousness  Vol. 19, Issue 1, pp. 84–106. 2008
Jewish Encyclopedia              1906
Jan Ziolkowski & Michael Putnam (eds)       The Virgilian Tradition: The First Fifteen Hundred Years, Yale UP, 2008
Bruce Metzger, Michael Coogan (eds)         The Oxford Companion to the Bible 1993
Francis Verney (ed)                The Verney Memoirs 1600-1659 1892
Philip Sidney                          Defense of Poesie 1595
Roger E Moore                       ‘Sir Philip Sidney’s Defense of Prophesying’ Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900, Vol. 50, No. 1 2010
Edward Gibbon                       The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire vol. 1 1776
Thomas Witton Davies           Magic, Divination and Demonology among the Hebrews
Steven J Brams                       Biblical Games 1980
Cornelis Van Dam                 The Urim and Thummim 1997   
GR Potter (on Ulrich Zwingli) Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1976
Patrick Collinson                    The Elizabethan Puritan Movement Berkeley 1967
James Welwood                      Memoirs of the most material transactions in England for the last hundred years 1688
Lorraine Daston                      Classical Probability in the Enlightenment 1988
Abbé Coudrette                       Dissertation théologique sur les loteries 1742
Encyclopédie                          1751
Jewish Encyclopedia              1906
Casanova                                Story of my Life 1798
Thomas Gataker                     The Nature and Use of Lots 1627
Jeremy Collier                       ‘An Essay on Gaming’ 1713
Historia Augusta [[ [c400]
Encyclopedia Brittanica         ‘Lotteries’
Suetonius                                The Twelve Caesars
Catholic Encyclopedia           ‘Gambling’
Roger Caillois                         Man, Play and Games 1961
Neil Duxbury                          Random Justice 1999
John Wesley                           Journal
Bufford W Coe                       John Wesley and Marriage 1996
Eastland Stuart Staveley         Greek and Roman voting and elections 1972
D. R. Bellhouse                      ‘Probability in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries: An Analysis of Puritan Casuistry’ International Statistical Review / Revue Internationale de Statistique Vol. 56 No. 1 1988
The Genoese Lottery’ Statistical Science 1991
Barbara Goodwin                   Justice by Lottery 1992                        
Journal of Value Inquiry                   2010    44                                            
Peter Stone                              The luck of the draw   2011
Keith Thomas                         Religion and the Decline of Magic 1971
Chris Lewin                            ‘Doubting Thomas’ Actuary June 2008
Nathaniel Rich,                       ‘The Luckiest Woman on Earth’ Harpers August 2011
Rüdiger Campe                       The Game of Probability 2012
Nafsika Athanassoulis            Morality, moral luck, and responsibility 2005           
James Wycliffe Headlam       ‘Election by Lot at Athens’ Prince Consort Dissertation    1891                
Anonymous                            A Modest Defence of Gaming 1754
Daniel Defoe                           THE GAMESTER: A Benefit-Ticket For all that are concern’d in the LOTTERIES or the Best Way how to get the 20000 l. Prize Together with Some necessary and reasonable REMARKS on the Schemes of INSURANCE relating the present Lotteries, 1719
Ian Hacking                            The Taming of Chance 1990
(ed.) Thomas Kavanagh            Chance, Culture and the Literary Text 1994
Gershom Scholem                  The Messianic Idea in Judaism 1971
Mishneh Torah, Repentance 2:4
Richard Wilhelm (tr)              The I Ching 1950

6 – My Lucky Underpants

Pierre Rémond de Montmort  Essai d’analyse sur les jeux de hasard (Essay on the Analysis of Games of Chance) 1708
David Hume               An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding 1748
HW Brands                             The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses S Grant in War and Peace 2012
John Brinton                           Personal Memoirs 1891
Ulysses S Grant                      Personal Memoirs 1885
Frederick Thomas Elworthy   The Evil Eye 1895
Columella                               On Agriculture c70
Cicero                                     On Divination 44BCE
Pliny the Elder                          Natural History 77
Plutarch                                   On Superstition c100
HR Jacobus (ed)                    Studies on Magic and Divination in the Biblical World 2013
Frank W Nicholson                ‘The Saliva Superstition in Classical Literature’ Harvard Studies in Classical Philology 1897
Carl Zborowski & Elizabeth Herzog, Life is With People: The Culture of the Shtetl 1952
Max Weber                             ‘Science as a Vocation’ 1917
Marijke Gijswijt-Hofstra, Brian P. Levack, Roy Porter History of Witchcraft and Magic in Europe  vol 5 1998
Lynn Thorndike                      A History of Magic and Experimental Science 1923
Michel de Montaigne              ‘Of the Art of Conversation’ in Essays 1523
Kathryn Petras & Rose Petras The Stupidest Sports Book of All Time 2017
Rafael Nadal with John Carlin Rafa: My Story 2011
SA Smith & Alan Knight (eds) ‘Of Superstition & Enthusiasm’ in The Religion of Fools Past & Present volume 199  Supplement 3    2009
David Flusfeder ‘Vinyl Road Trip’ Granta 138 February 2017
Ludwig Wittgenstein              Tractatus-Logicus

7 – I Saw Dangeau Play!

George Trevelyan                   The Early History of Charles James Fox, 1880
Walter Benjamin                    ‘Short Shadows (II) Selected Writings Vol 2 [1929]
Charlotte-Elisabeth, duchesse d’ Orléans The Correspondence of Madame, Princess Palatine c1722
John Dunkley                          ‘Illegal Gambling in Eighteenth Century Paris’ Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies September 2008
Marquis d’Argenson               Journal et mémoires 1867
Louis de Rouvry, duc de Saint-Simon Memoirs 1828
Philippe de Courcillon, Marquis de Dangeau Memoires c1720
Mme de Sévigné                     Letters 1726
Jean de la Bruyère                  Characters 1687
Aulnoy, Madame d’ (Marie-Catherine) Memoirs of the court of France, and city of Paris: containing the intrigues of that court, and the characters of the ministers of state, and other officers; together with the occurrences of the town. 1675
l’Abbé de Choisy                    Mémoires 1737
Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle Éloges (de M. le Marquis de Dangeau & Joseph Sauveur) 1720
Edward Gibbon                       Essai sur l’étude de la littérature 1761
Anthony Hamilton                  Memoirs of Count Grammont 1714
Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times 1869
Fraser’s Magazine, vol. 8 1833
Enrique García Santo-Tomás ‘Outside Bets: Disciplining Gamblers in Early Modern Spain’, Hispanic Review, Vol. 77, No. 1, Winter 2009
Paul Boiteau d’Ambly                        Les Cartes à jouer et la cartomancie : ouvrage illustré de 40 bois 1854
VG Kiernan                            The Duel in European History 1988
Thomas Kavanagh                  Dice, Cards and Wheels 2005
Damien Crelier                       ‘Saint-Simon et le «goût italien» ‘homosexualité dans les Mémoires’ 2014
Andrew Steinmetz                  The Gambling Table and its Voluptuaries, 1870
John Pocock                            Barbarism & Religion vol 2 1999
Rüdiger Campe                       The Game of Probability 2012
Jacques Bernouilli                  The Art of Conjecturing 1713
Edward S Taylor                     The History of Playing Cards, in Conjuring, Fortune Telling & Card Sharping 1865
Girolamo Cardano                  Liber de ludo aleae (‘The Book on Games of Chance’) 1663
Walter Benjamin                    ‘On Some Motifs in Baudelaire’ 1939
Matthew Janda                        Applications of No-Limit Hold’em 2013
John Kaag                               ‘Chance and Creativity: The Nature of Contingency in Classical American Philosophy’ 2008
Ella Lyman Cabot                   Collected Papers

8 – The Slopes of Vesuvius

Friedrich Nietzsche                The Gay Science 1882
Georges Bataille                     Guilty 1944
Ashley Revell making his bet
Al Alvarez                              The Biggest Game in Town 1983
Friedrich Nietzsche                Thus Spoke Zarathustra 1883
                                              Ecce Homo [1888]
                                          ‘On the Use and Abuse of History for Life’ in Untimely Meditations 1874
                                                Daybreak 1881
                                                Beyond Good and Evil 1886
                                                Twilight of the Idols 1888
                                                Will to Power 1906 [posth.]
Gilles Deleuze                        Nietzsche and Philosophy 1962
Sue Prideaux                           I Am Dynamite!: A Life of Friedrich Nietzsche, 2018
Stefan Zweig                           Holderlin, Kleist and Nietzsche: The Struggle with the Daemon 1925
Robin Small                            Time and Becoming in Nietzsche’s Thought 2010
RB Onians                              The Origins of European Thought 1951
Phillip Sipiora                         ‘The Ancient Concept of Kairos’ in Kairos and Rhetoric 2002
John E Smith                          ‘Time and Qualitative Time’, Kairos and Rhetoric
Isocrates                                  To Nicocles c370 BCE
Hippocrates                             Aphorisms c400 BCE
Niccolo Machiavelli               The Prince 1513
                                                Discourses on Livy 1517
                                         ‘Dell’occasione 1506
WKC Guthrie                         The Sophists 1971
Robin Waterfield                    The First Philosophers: The Presocratics and the Sophists 2000
Thomas Flanagan                   ‘The Concept of Fortuna in Machiavelli’ in (ed) Anthony Parel The Political Calculus: Essays on Machiavelli’s Philosophy 1972
Hanna Pitkin                           Fortune is a Woman: Gender and Politics in the thought of Niccolo Machiavelli 1984
Harald Weinrich                     On Borrowed Time 2005
Johann Goethe                        ‘Alexis and Dora’ 1796                                               
Faust 1790
Friedrich Schiller                    Don Carlos 1787                                                
Mary Stuart 1800                                           
 Wallenstein 1800
Plato                                         Laws c348 BCE
Nolan Dalla & Peter Alson     One of a Kind: The Rise and Fall of Stuey ‘The Kid’ Ungar 2005
Mitchell Waldrop                   Complexity 1993
Arthur Schopenhauer              Counsels and Maxims, Section 48 1851
Baltasar Gracián y Morales    The Oracle: A Manual of the Art of Prudence 1647
Baltasar Gracián y Morales    The Hero 1637
E. Grant Duff                          ‘Balthasar Gracian’ The Fortnightly Review March 1877
Aubrey Fitzgerald Bell           Baltasar Gracián 1921
Jorge Luis Borges                   ‘Baltasar Gracián’ (1958) in Poesia Completa
Emilio Hidalgo Serna             ‘The Philosophy of Ingenium: Concept and Ingenious Method in Baltasar Gracián 1980
Jonathan David Bradbury       The Miscellany of the Spanish Golden Age: A Literature of Fragments 2016
Ian Hacking                            Taming of Chance 1990
Horace                                    Ars Poetica c19 BCE
Walter Benjamin                    ‘Notes on a Theory of Gambling’ 1930

9 – The Measurement of Uncertain Things

Joseph Butler                          The Analogy of Religion, Natural and Revealed, to the Course and Constitution of Nature 1736
Georges-Louis Leclerc de Buffon      ‘Essay on Moral Arithmetic’ Paris 1773
Fyodor Dostoevsky                 The Idiot
Lorraine Daston                      Classical Probability in the Enlightenment Princeton 1988
Josephus                                  Antiquities of the Jews c94                             
Immanuel Kant                       Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View 1798
John Berryman                       Stephen Crane: A Critical Biography 1950
Sophocles                                Oedipus the King c429 BCE
Girolamo Cardano                  Liber de ludo aleae ‘The Book on Games of Chance’ The Book of My Life
Øystein Ore                             Cardano, The Gambling Scholar Princeton 1953
M.-J, -A, -N. Caritat de Condorcet Esquisse d’un tableau historique des progrès de l’esprit humaine, 1794
   Essai sur l’application de l’analyse à la probabilité des décisions rendues à la pluralité des voix, 1785
Pierre-Simon Laplace             A Philosophical Essay on Probabilities 1814
Adolphe Quetelet                    Du système social et des lois qui le régissent 1848
F. Burkhardt et al (eds)           The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Cambridge                                                                         1985, vol. 8
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2743,” accessed on 30 July 2020,
Baruch Spinoza                       Ethics 1677
John Venn                               The Logic of Chance 1866
Friedrich Nietzsche                Will to Power  
Denis Diderot & Jean d’Alambert      Encyclopédie
Charles Sanders Peirce           Chance, Love and Logic: Philosophical Essays c1893
Doris Lessing                          Walking in the Shade 1997
Cheryl Misak                          Frank Ramsey: A Sheer Excess of Powers 2020
Frank Ramsey                         ‘Truth and Probability’ 1926
Buffon                                     Discourse on Style 1753
Ludwig Wittgenstein              Culture and Value
Rafael Scharf                          Poland, What Have I To Do With Thee? 1997

10 – By Paths Coincident (canned chance)

Herman Melville                     marginal note on his copy of Paradise Regained                                                                          
Leonardo da Vinci                  A Treatise on Painting (posth. publ.) 1632
Ella Lyman Cabot                   Unpublished Papers (quoted in Kaag)
Georges Perec                         ‘des règles pour être libre’ Entretiens et conférences, vol. I, p. 208
George Eliot                           Daniel Deronda 1876
Charles Dickens                      Little Dorrit 1857
Anthony Trollope                   The Way We Live Now 1875                          
KM Newton                            Modernising George Eliot 2011
Nancy Henry                           ‘George Eliot and the Colonies’ 2001
George Eliot                           Felix Holt: The Radical 1866
George Eliot                           Middlemarch 1871
Immanuel Kant                       ‘What is Enlightenment?’ 1784
Jessica Richard                       The Romance of Gambling in the 18th-Century British Novel 2011
Jane Austen                             Mansfield Park 1814
Henry Fielding                        Tom Jones 1749
Daniel Defoe                           Robinson Crusoe 1719
F Scott Fitzgerald                   The Great Gatsby 1925
Herman Melville                     Moby Dick 1851
Thomas Hardy                        ‘The Convergence of the Twain’ (first published in the souvenir programme of the Matinee in aid of the Titanic Disaster Fund, Covent Garden, London, on 14 May 1912)
Julio Cortázar                         Hopscotch (Rayuela) [1963]
James Joyce                            Finnegans Wake 1939
Maurice Lee                           Uncertain Chances : Science, Skepticism, and Belief in Nineteenth-Century American Literature 2011
Leland Monk                          Standard Deviations: Chance and the Modern Novel 1993
Richard Ellman                       James Joyce 1959
Gordon Bowker                      ‘Restoring James Joyce’s Book of the Night’ Times Literary Supplement 4 July 2012
Tom F Driver                          ‘Beckett by the Madeleine’ 1961
Warren F Motte, Jr (ed)            OuLiPo: A Primer of Potential Literature 1986
Philip Terry, ed                       The Penguin Book of OuLiPo 2019
Georges Perec                         La Disparition Paris 1969
Gilbert Adair                           A Void 1995
BS Johnson                             The Unfortunates London 1969                                                 Aren’t You Rather Young to Be Writing Your Memoirs? 1973
Philip Tew                              ‘(Re)-acknowledging B. S. Johnson’s Radical Realism, or Re-publishing The Unfortunates’, Critical Survey 2001
Frank Kermode                       ‘Retripotent’ London Review of Books 5.8.2004
Roland Barthes                       Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography 1993
Ernest Vincent Wright            Gadsby 1939
David Rokeby                         Transforming Mirrors 1995
Marcel Duchamp                    The Complete Works (ed. Arturo Schwarz) London 1969
Marcel Duchamp                    The Green Box [1934] 1960
Marcel Duchamp                    ‘Affectueusement, Marcel: Ten Letters from Marcel Duchamp to Suzanne Duchamp and Jean Crotti’ ed. Francis M. Naumann American Art Journal 1982
Katharine Kuh                         The Artist’s Voice 1962
Dawn Ades et al                     Marcel Duchamp 1999
Gloria Moure                          Marcel Duchamp: Works, Writings & Interviews 2009
Robert Lebel                           On Marcel Duchamp 1967
Dawn Ades                             ‘Measurement’ in Dali/Duchamp 2018
Man Ray                                 Self Portrait New York 1979
David Joselit                           ‘Marcel Duchamp’s Monte Carlo Bond Machine’ October Winter 1992
John F Moffit                          Alchemist of the Avant Garde, SUNY New York 2003
Amelia Jones                          Postmodernism and the En-Gendering of Marcel Duchamp 1994
Lewis Carroll                          ‘Poeta Fit, non Nascitur’ 1883
Tristan Tzara                           ‘Dada Manifesto on Feeble and Bitter Love’ 1920
George Brecht                         Chance-Imagery 1966
Ken Friedman (ed)                  The Fluxus Reader 1998
‘Poetry is Vertical’                 transition, issue 21, 1932, manifesto signed by Hans Arp, Samuel Beckett, Carl Einstein, Eugene Jolas, Thomas McGreevy, Georges Pelorson, Theo Rutra, James J. Sweeney, Ronald Symond
David Kirsh                            ‘The importance of chance and interactivity in creativity’ Pragmatics & Cognition 2014
Richard Kostelanetz               Conversing with Cage New York 2003
Kathan Brown                         John Cage – Visual Art: To Sober and Quiet the Mind San Francisco 2000
Richard Rorty                         Philosophy and Social Hope 1999
Frank Ramsey                         ‘On a Problem of Formal Logic’ 1928
Cheryl Misak                          Frank Ramsey: A Sheer Excess of Powers
David Sylvester                      Interviews with Francis Bacon 1987 
Friedrich Nietzsche                Twilight of the Idols
Johann von Goethe                 Collected Poems
David Olson Pook                  ‘Working on Oneself: Wittgenstein’s Architecture, Ethics & Aesthetics’ symptlokē Winter 1994

11 – The Rice of Chance

Charles Sanders Peirce           ‘Reply to the Necessitarians’, The Monist 1893
Robin Waterfield (tr)              The First Philosophers OUP 2000 [c420 BCE]
Honoré de Balzac                   The Wild Ass’s Skin 1831
The Mahabharata                   c4th century BCE?
Montaigne                               Essays 1580
Etienne La Boétie                   Sonnets c 1560
Epicurus                                  ‘Letter to Menoecus’ c310 BCE
Inwood & Gerson (eds)          The Epicurus Reader 1994
Lucretius                                 On the Nature of Things c60 BCE
Lucretius (tr Ronald Melville) On the Nature of the Universe 1995
Gillespie & Hardie (eds)         The Cambridge Companion to Lucretius 2010
David J Furley                        Two Studies in the Greek Atomists 1967
Aristotle                                  Physics c340 BCE
Stephen Greenblatt                 The Swerve 2011
Peter Fenves                           ‘Marx’s Doctoral Thesis on Two Greek Atomists and the Post-Kantian Interpretations’ Journal of the History of Ideas 1986 
Kurt Latte quoted in John Ferguson   The Religions of the Roman Empire 1970
Landsman & Wolde (eds)       The Challenge of Chance 2016
Gerd Gigerenzer (ed)              The Empire of Chance 1990
Tacitus                                     Germania c 98
FN David                                Games, Gods and Gambling 1962
John Ashton                            The History of Gambling in England 1898
Ernst Cassirer                         The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms 1923
Mrs John King van Rensselaer The Devil’s Picture Book 1887
Edward Taylor                        The History of Playing Cards 1865
Thomas Kavanagh                  ‘Casanova’s Autobiography of Chance’ Michigan Romance Studies 1994 
Casanova                                Story of My Life vol. 2
Lao Tzu                                   Tao Te Ching c400 BCE
Ludwig Wittgenstein              Notebooks 1914-1916 1979
Gerda Reith                             The Age of Chance 1999
David Hume                           A Treatise on Human Nature 1739
Werner Heisenberg                 Physics and Beyond 1971
Denis Lejeune                         The Radical Use of Chance in 20th Century Art 1994

12 – Group Luck

Sallustius                                On the Gods and the World c363
Leo Tolstoy                             War and Peace 1867
Lewis Michell                         The Life and Times of the Right Honourable Cecil Rhodes 1910
Nicholas Rescher                    Luck 1995
Émile Durkheim                     Suicide: A Study in Sociology 1897
Nachum Rabinovitch              ‘The One and the Many: Early Stochastic Reasoning in  Philosophy’ Annals of Science 1977
Richard Holmes                      Footsteps 1985
Olivia Laing                            The Trip to Echo Spring 2013
Nafsika Athanassoulis            Morality, Moral luck, and Responsibility 2005          
Bernard Williams                   Moral Luck 1981
Martha Nussbaum                   The Fragility of Goodness 1986
Daniel Statman (ed)                Moral Luck 1993

14 – Friday 13th in Las Vegas

Blaise Pascal                           ‘Le Pari’ in Pensées 1670
Jon Bradshaw                         Fast Company 1975
Richard Wiseman                   ‘The Luck Factor’, Skeptical Inquirer May-June 2003
Marc Cooper                           The Last Honest Place in America 2004
Las Vegas Review-Journal     July 2012
Honoré de Balzac                   The Wild Ass’s Skin 1831
Al Alvarez                              The Biggest Game in Town 1983
Arturo Schwarz                       The Complete Works of Marcel Duchamp 1969

Quotes from the Old Testament are generally from the Robert Alter translation; from the New I’ve used either the Vulgate or King James editions.