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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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. Hardcoverpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Apr 25, Cameron rated it it was ok. Its the singer, not the song I like the concept and had come to a lot of the same conclusions myself: This guy decided to stay in the academic trenches and bleat about how much more mature he is than the old school, while thinkint on with all the nasty academic in-fighting crap he supposedly looks down upon.
As a professional I would have a lot more respect if he had gone out and commercialised it straight away. As a person with a postgraduate research degree I respect a DE or DSc koskk lot more than multiple PhDs which, if you have the discipline mosko nut out problem, are a matter of time, financial backing and access to the academic publishing world, rather than a show of superior skill.
As a Taoist I find his behaviour truly humane, bordering on etiquette boom boom – a Taoist insult and his lip service to the “void” philosophies irritating.
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. Bah – now I feel dirty having got annoyed by this book! Most of the book is mosko lengthy, lame, boring and fuzzy introduction to the concept of fuzziness. Long sections are dedicated to claiming how clever the author is – alongside with his mentor and some other people he likes – and about how all of them have suffered because their talent and theories have been misunderstood by a bunch of nitwits.
There is a superficial introduction to fuzzy theory as well. You can find better ones for free on the net. View all 4 comments. Feb 17, James rated it liked it. Probably more or less ok. This book took me 20 years tuzzy get around to reading.
It wasn’t worth the wait but I’m still glad I read it. Jul 19, bup rated it it was amazing. I haven’t bbart others’ thinming of this book; I have a suspicion it will have been ‘debunked’ by many reviews.
This book explained a very valuable metaphor for thinking about imperfect information and uncertainty. Unfortunately, “fuzzy logic” was oversimplified in the collective consciousness, and then was dismissed as nothing more than probability.
Fuzzy Logic, before the term got irretrievably thinling to mean ‘putting an asterisk in a search string,’ or ‘assigning probability to an event,’ mea I haven’t read others’ opinions of this book; I have a suspicion it will have been ‘debunked’ by fuzxy reviews.
Fuzzy Logic, before the term got irretrievably co-opted tuzzy mean ‘putting an asterisk in a search string,’ or ‘assigning probability to an event,’ meant that the truth of many matters is gray. To take an example, it’s not that we fuzzt say with confidence whether an apple is red or not. Many apples really are kind of red. So it is with many, many things in the real world. Fuzzy logic, properly, is a framework for expressing that mathematically precisely as math insistsand modeling it in software.
It’s really a shame this train of thought has been dismissed, because there have been real-world successes in using it a computer application that can fly a helicopter that has lost a rotor, using approximations of expert human fliers yhinking ‘rules’, even though no human could ever hope to fly a helicopter that has lost a rotor.
A washing machine that recognizes how ‘clean’ is ‘clean,’ and washes until it gets there. Besides, broadening math for its own sake is always valuable. Aug 12, Rohit Shinde rated it it was ok Shelves: If you are into electronics, you might find this book interesting. There are islands of fuzsy bits in a sea of mundane text.
I won’t say that the book was boring. It was certainly informative.
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But I think the author could have done a better job of arranging the text in a more interesting manner. Also, I felt the repeated comparisons between the Buddha and Aristotle seemed contrived. He could certainly have done with less comparisons.
Nov 05, David rated it did not like it. Bart Kosko is undoubtedly a very clever man. In fact, you’d say he’s some kind of polymath, throwing maths and philosophy at the page in wild, untrammelled abandon. Undoubtedly, as a hyper-intellectual hippie sort of character, he decided he needed some pop-science publishing history to back up his academic credentials.
Unfortunately, he decided to make up a subject, and even after he did that, he forgot to stick to it. He is writing with lots of enthusiasm. But while reading his book i really liked to ask him to cool down. Gets a up thumb from me. Very good intro to fuzzy logic. Jun 26, John Bartt rated it really liked it. It’s very interesting book. Thonking know how to explain but I learned a thing and two about it. Jan 21, Mohammad rated it it was amazing Shelves: Very good for beginners.
May 29, Liedzeit rated it liked it Shelves: So ist das mit dem fussy thinking. Vielleicht ein Gedanke, der zu offensichtlich ist, um als genial erkannt zu werden.
Und doch ist er es wahrscheinlich. Es ist ein Unterschied, sehe ich ein, ob man einer Aussage eine Wahrscheinlichkeit zuspricht oder fuzziness. Ein Auto parkt irgendwo auf dem Parkplatz aber nicht im Slot. Witzigerweise wurde er in Baku geboren, genau wie der echter Vater Lofti Zadeh. Warum gibt es etwas und nicht vielmehr nichts? May 17, Serkelion rated thinkihg it was amazing.
Libro meraviglio tanto quanto l’argomento, ben scritto, completo e interessantissimo. Il leggerlo ha cambiato la mia vita: Aug 29, Mehmet rated it it was amazing. 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 also tinking, say, the justice system. Sep 02, Gerald De rated it really liked it. Oct 23, Kurt Schwind rated it it was amazing.
The concepts are presented clearly and precisely. What is kind of amazing is that modern day neural networks often use a lot of what was presented here in Interesting book, but as noted in one other review here review, not particularly well written. I found myself skimming the later chapters just to read the quotes Kosko included.
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Short summaries dumping the math could be “It depends” or “there is no black and white” or to use his own statement “everything is kodko matter of degree”. I had this on my shelf and picked it up while reading Michael Shermer’s “How We Believe” to follow up on a reference Shermer made. While not a fuzzy activist, I recogni Interesting book, but as noted in one other review here review, not particularly well written.
While not a fuzzy activist, I recognized while reading that long ago I adopted mostly fuzzy thinking, meaning all things are relative.
Kosko provides an introduction to fuzzy set theory and its application in neurocomputing and machine intelligence. Fuzzy Thinking offers understandable insights into why fuzzy theory is valuable and how it can contribute to better appliances and better science. For people who are interested to learn how fuzzy set theory is used in the social sciences, I would give Kosko’s book a skip and head straight to Charles Ragin’s Fuzzy-Set Social Science – an extremely enjoyable and illuminating read.
Jan 09, Craig Maloney rated it liked it Shelves: Some decent ideas in this book, but they get overshadowed by the author’s Promethean comparison of how thinkibg colleagues and thinkinv brought the fire of fuzzy logic to the temples of Aristotelean logic. Now America faces a great challenge that only the long-suffering author can set to rights.
Slow on dealing the knowledge, and long in the persecution. This is more memoir than edifying.