Fuzzy Thinking is about a whole new kind of logic, a radically different way of structuring our thoughts and experience. It is the kind of logic. Because the new world of fuzzy logic more closely mirrors reality, has a rigor all its own, and is paying off in the marketplace. Kosko (Electrical. Fuzzy Thinking has ratings and 34 reviews. Ahmad said: Fuzzy Thinking: The New Science of Fuzzy Logic, Bart Koskoتاریخ نخستین خوانش: نهم جولای سال 1.

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Splendid introduction to fuzzy logic.

Fuzzy Thinking: The New Science of Fuzzy Logic by Bart Kosko

He then proceeds to pan Aristotle not for flaws in his logic, but for flaws in his personality including political incorrectness! An authoritative introduction to “fuzzy logic” brings readers up to speed on the “smart” products and computers that will change all of our lives in the future.

No eBook available Amazon. Il leggerlo ha cambiato la mia vita: A washing machine that gauges each load to determine how much soap to use An air conditioner that constantly adjusts cooling strength based on room temperature These “smart” products are possible with the advent of “fuzzy logic, ” the principle that’s revolutionizing science. Koslo people who are interested to learn how fuzzy set theory is used in the social sciences, I would give Kosko’s book fhinking skip and head straight to Charles Ragin’s Fuzzy-Set Social Science – an extremely enjoyable and illuminating read.

Jul 19, bup rated it it was amazing. Most of the book is a lengthy, lame, boring and fuzzy introduction to the concept of fuzziness. Indeed, until Kosko gets down to chapter and verse on what FL is and how it works, reader will be put off by the constant put-down of Western logic and philosophy and opposing schools of computer science.



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I like the concept and had come to a lot of the same conclusions myself: Retrieved from ” https: In fact, you’d say he’s some kind of polymath, throwing maths and philosophy at the page in wild, untrammelled abandon. I am interested in reading more about fuzzy logic so that I can formally use it in future problem solving but will take the hard text books rather than this “impress the masses” self-promotion pop-science book. Get to Know Us. If you’re looking for a book on fuzzy logic, I can’t recommend this one.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It’s very interesting book. They’re valued parts of the ‘soft logic’ kit that includes probability, interval arithmetic, Bayesian and Markov networks, and lots of other good stuff. Both happen because the bad old exact arithmetic has some kind of correspondence no, I don’t know what to the real world, giving real ability to predict real results. A washing machine that recognizes how ‘clean’ is ‘clean,’ and washes until it gets there.

I sold my copy of the book. To ask other readers questions about Fuzzy Thinkingplease sign up. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Fuzzy Thinking offers understandable insights into why fuzzy theory is valuable and how it can contribute to better appliances and better science. Eastern philosophy, however, emphasizes yin and yang, unity, and the need to consider the universe from several different perspectives at once – so Asia has been more open than the West to concepts such as fuzzy logic.


That’s true, and as a heavy math user I know enough to distinguish my models from reality. Interesting book, but as noted in one other review here review, not particularly well written.

From inside the book. He is a contributing editor of the libertarian periodical Libertywhere he has published essays on “Palestinian vouchers”.

Bart Kosko, explains it better than anyone else can. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Also, I felt the repeated comparisons between the Buddha and Aristotle seemed contrived.

This page was thinkng edited on 26 Decemberat Quite eye opening when I first read yhinking. The Whole in the Part. Bart Kosko is the leading proponent of fuzzy logic. It wasn’t worth the wait but I’m still glad I read it. Jun 07, Meltha rated it it was ok Shelves: A special field of applied mathematics, computer programming, and mechanical engineering. I found myself skimming the later chapters just to read the quotes Kosko included. To take an example, it’s not that we can’t say with confidence whether an apple is red or not.

First, the models very often do describe reality in ways that can be checked easily enough: Great thinkingg point for the uninitiated with Fuzzy Logic concepts. That’s what it sounded like to me. But toward the end, he plunges big time into metaphysical questions about life, death, cosmology, God seen as the math- maker. At the time of birth?