the art of war

My son offered me this illustrated version of The Art of War for Xmas. (Illustrated with traditional Chinese and Japanese drawings.) And I found this citation within the fourth chapter:

Measurement owes its existence to Earth;
Estimation of quantity to Measurement;
Calculation to Estimation of quantity;
Balancing of chances to Calculation;
and Victory to Balancing of chances.

Which could somewhat be seen as an early version of Bayesian decision theory….

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