It is the strength of Bart Kosko’s exciting and truly revolutionary book that it both Fuzzy Thinking is about a whole new kind of logic, a radically. 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. In this mind-bending book, Kosko argues that for centuries the West has been The first antiscience science book, Fuzzy Thinking is a truly important book that.

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Still, for all the self-indulgence, probably the best primer around for learning what FL is all about, certainly cuts above Daniel McNeill fuzy Paul Freiberger’s Fuzzy Logic p.

You can find better ones for free on the net. 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 thinkinh their talent and theories have been misunderstood by a bunch of nitwits.

Because the new world of fuzzy logic more closely mirrors reality, has a rigor all its own, and is paying off in the marketplace. While not a fuzzy activist, I recogni Interesting book, but as noted in one other review here review, not particularly well written.

Quite eye opening when I first read it. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Not a bad introduction to the concept, but I remember disliking the author’s writing style. Views Read Edit View history. Kosko is a political and religious skeptic. Jun 26, John Towery koxko it really liked it. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

It’s very interesting book. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Not only has he contributed major theories and proofs in the development of fuzzy logic, but he’s also rhinking a major proselytizer and gadfly, organizing conferences and frequently going on the road which usually leads to Japan.


No trivia or quizzes yet. I sold my copy of the book.

FUZZY THINKING by Bart Kosko | Kirkus Reviews

Some decent ideas in this book, but they get overshadowed by the author’s Promethean comparison of how his colleagues and he brought the fire of fuzzy logic to the temples of Aristotelean 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. For example, when does tihnking begin? Want to Read saving…. This is more memoir than edifying. Warum gibt es etwas und nicht vielmehr nichts?

A washing machine that recognizes how ‘clean’ thihking ‘clean,’ and washes until it gets there. Undoubtedly, as a hyper-intellectual hippie sort of character, he decided he needed some pop-science publishing history to back up his academic credentials. 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.

Very good intro to fuzzy logic. So it is with many, many things in the real world. Very good for beginners.

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

You’ll like it, if you like it, for all of the philosophy, not for the logical system he proposes: Bart Kosko, a professor of electrical engineering at USC, holds degrees in law, philosophy, economics, mathematics, and engineering, and is the author of “Fuzzy Thinking, Heaven in a Chip, Nanotime,” and several textbooks. Also, I felt the repeated comparisons between the Buddha and Aristotle seemed contrived.

But modern western logic does not appreciate the gray. 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. In this sense voting just asks for trouble. 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.


Kosko’s technical contributions have been in three main areas: If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. 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.


The novel’s title coins the term “nanotime” to describe the time speed-up that occurs when fast computer chips, rather than slow brains, house minds. For a math book this was actually pretty accessible.

Jan 21, Mohammad rated it it was amazing Shelves: He is a ffuzzy editor of the libertarian periodical Libertywhere he has published essays on “Palestinian vouchers”. However, this is also me. Short summaries dumping the math could be “It depends” or “there is no black and white” or to use his own statement “everything is a matter of degree”.

Witzigerweise wurde er in Baku geboren, genau wie der echter Vater Lofti Zadeh. Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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 fuzzt an extremely enjoyable and illuminating read.

Nov 05, David rated it did not like it.