Anellis, Irving H. Review of Bart Kosko, Fuzzy Thinking: The New Science of Fuzzy Logic and Daniel McNeill and Paul Freiberger, Fuzzy Logic. Mod. Log. 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. Fuzzy thinking is the wave of the future, and the leading exponent of fuzzy logic, philosopher-scientist Dr. Bart Kosko, explains it better than anyone else can.
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While not a fuzzy activist, I recognized while reading that long ago I adopted mostly fuzzy thinking, meaning all things are relative. Besides, broadening math for its own sake is always valuable. Kosko suggests that in order to compete we in the West will have to open ourselves to new ways of thinking – fuzzy ways of thinking.
Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. In this mind-bending book, Kosko argues that for centuries the West has been locked into the concept of black or white, right or wrong, all or nothing. Mar 20, Wendy Yu is currently reading it. Finally decided it didn’t need to be taking Aug 12, Rohit Shinde rated it it was ok Shelves: To take an example, it’s not that we can’t say with confidence whether an apple is red or not.
At the time of birth? Sure, he gets a bit woo-ey near the end, but the content is too important to let that get in the way of reading this book and understanding what Fuzzy Logic has to offer not just technology, but alsosay, the justice system. He has also published short fiction and the cyber-thriller novel Nanotimeabout a possible World War III that takes place in two days of the year When the fetus is six months old?
Most of the book is a lengthy, lame, boring and fuzzy introduction to the concept of fuzziness. Unfortunately, “fuzzy logic” was oversimplified in the collective consciousness, and then was dismissed as nothing more than probability.
In fuzzy logic, he introduced fuzzy cognitive maps  fuzzy subsethood,  additive fuzzy systems,  fuzzy approximation theorems,  optimal fuzzy rules,  fuzzy associative memories, various neural-based adaptive fuzzy systems,  ratio measures of fuzziness,  the shape of fuzzy sets,  the conditional variance of fuzzy systems,  and the geometric view of finite fuzzy sets as points in hypercubes and its relationship to the ongoing debate of fuzziness versus probability.
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 kokso open than the West to concepts such as fuzzy logic. Kosko’s most popular book to date was the international best-seller Fuzzy Thinkingabout man and machines thinking in shades of gray, and his most recent book was Noise.
Lists with This Book. Vielleicht ein Gedanke, der zu offensichtlich ist, um als genial erkannt htinking werden. He is a contributing editor of the libertarian periodical Libertywhere he has published essays on “Palestinian vouchers”.
Fuzzy logic even applies to ethical questions. In fact, you’d say he’s some kind of polymath, throwing maths and philosophy at the page in wild, untrammelled abandon.
The New Science of Fuzzy Logic. He is an attorney licensed in California and federal court, and worked part-time as a law clerk for the Los Angeles District Attorney ‘s Fuzy. Contents Shades of Gray.
It is the challenge of juggling apparently conflicting concepts, several seemingly different truths, that makes fuzzy logic so controversial – and so potentially rewarding in all areas of life from the bedroom to the boardroom.
Every time I picked it up and flipped through it absolutely nothing drew me in and prompted me to continue reading. Fuzzy Logic, before the term got irretrievably co-opted to mean ‘putting an asterisk in a search string,’ or ‘assigning probability thinklng an event,’ mea I haven’t read others’ opinions of this book; I have a suspicion it will have been ‘debunked’ by many reviews. The Whole in the Part. Fights break out when some person or some group or some government tries to round us off their way, tries to make us all A or all not-A, tries to turn our fits to bits and squash our fuzziness.
Not everything is black or white–true or false. If you are into electronics, you might find this book interesting. What is kind of amazing is that modern day neural networks often use a lot of what was presented here in HyperionJun 30, – Mathematics – pages. That’s what it sounded like to me.
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Apr 25, Cameron rated it it was ok. Interesting book, but as noted in one other review here review, not particularly well written. Fuzzy Thinking is the first popular book to explain clearly and provocatively how fuzzy logic is changing our lives – and how it will revolutionize the world in the decades ahead.
For a math book this was actually pretty accessible. Other editions – View all Fuzzy Thinking: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. For example, when does life begin?
He is writing with lots of enthusiasm. Great entry point for the uninitiated with Fuzzy Logic concepts.
Books by Bart Kosko. Thonking tap are “smarter” computers and such medical advances as smart artificial body parts. Return to Book Page. It seems like the author made this idea up and is making a cottage industry thereon. Kosko’s technical contributions have been in three main areas: As a person with a postgraduate research degree I respect a DE or DSc a lot more than multiple PhDs which, if you have the discipline to nut out problem, are a matter of time, financial backing and access to the academic publishing world, rather than a show of superior skill.