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Fuzzy thinking : the new science of fuzzy logic

Author: Bart Kosko
Publisher: London : Flamingo, 1994, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For more than 2000 years, Western science has been based on absolutes. Things are black or white, alive or dead, all or nothing. As human beings we know the world is not really like this, that degrees exist between the extremes. But until now science has been unable to accommodate these uncertainties. Fuzzy logic is a scientific revolution that has been waiting to happen for decades -- and its central tenets will  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bart Kosko
ISBN: 0006547133 9780006547136
OCLC Number: 32935814
Notes: Originally published by Hyperion, New York, 1993.
Includes glossary.
Description: xvi, 318 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: 1. Shades of gray ---
2. The fuzzy principle ---
3. The whole in the part ---
4. The fuzzy past ---
5. Aristotle vs. Buddha ---
6. What is truth? ---
7. The ways of paradox ---
8. The fuzzy present ---
9. Fuzzy sets ---
10. Fuzzy systems ---
11. Adaptive fuzzy systems ---
12. The fuzzy future ---
13. Life and death ---
14. Ethics and the social contract ---
15. Man and god.
Other Titles: Fuzzy logic
Responsibility: Bart Kosko.

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Fuzzy logic is the next wave in technology. Japanese electronics giants have, in the last ten years, already staked their commercial future on the benefits of fuzzy production; naturally, only  Read more...

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