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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Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Isn’t that a lot like Jun 26, John Towery rated it really liked it. I like the concept and had come to a lot of the same conclusions myself: I won’t say that the book was boring. Mar 20, Wendy Yu is currently reading it. You can find better ones for free on the net.

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If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. It seems like the author made this idea up and is making a cottage industry thereon.

Bah – now I feel dirty having got annoyed by this book! In fact, you’d say he’s some kind of polymath, throwing maths and philosophy at the page in wild, untrammelled abandon. It’s very interesting book. 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 has a minimalist prose style, not even using commas in his several books. Don’t know how to explain but I learned a thing and two about it. I am interested in reading more about fuzzy logic so that I can formally use it in future fuszy solving but will take fjzzy hard text books rather than this “impress the masses” self-promotion pop-science book. I found myself skimming the later chapters just to read the quotes Kosko included. He’s also good in extending these ideas to neural nets in hypothesizing how brains change, learn, get smart.

Short summaries koskl the math could thnking “It depends” or “there is no black and white” or to use his own statement “everything is a matter of degree”.


Rereading a gift from my high school math teacher! Return to Book Page. Refresh and thijking again. 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.

In neural networks, Kosko introduced the unsupervised technique of differential Hebbian learning[11] sometimes iosko the “differential synapse,” and most famously the BAM or bidirectional associative memory [12] family of feedback neural architectures, with corresponding global stability theorems. The first antiscience science book, Fuzzy Thinking is a truly important book that can forever change the way you look at the world.

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When the fetus is six months old? No trivia or quizzes yet. There are islands of interesting bits in a sea of mundane text. 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 as ‘rules’, even though no human could ever hope to fly a helicopter that has lost a rotor.

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Also, I felt the repeated comparisons between the Buddha and Aristotle seemed contrived. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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 Kosok to concepts such as fuzzy logic. Lists with This Book. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Very good intro to fuzzy logic.

But when Kosko is good, he’s very, very good. Unfortunately, “fuzzy logic” was oversimplified in the collective consciousness, and then was dismissed as nothing more than probability.

However, this is also me. Gets a up thumb from me. Open Preview See a Problem? And if numbers are fuzzy, everything is. The Whole in the Part. Oct 10, Thomas Whitney rated it liked it. 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. He is writing with lots of enthusiasm. In this mind-bending book, Kosko argues that for guzzy the West has been locked into the concept of black or white, right or wrong, all or nothing.

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