A washing machine that gauges each load to determine how much soap to use An air conditioner that constantly adjusts cooling strength based on room. 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. 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.

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The first antiscience science book, Fuzzy Thinking is a truly important book that can forever change the way you look at the world. Slow on dealing the knowledge, and long in the persecution. Mar 20, Wendy Yu is currently reading it. Thinoing tried for years to get into this book. Aug 12, Rohit Shinde rated it it was ok Shelves: Vielleicht ein Gedanke, der zu offensichtlich ist, um als genial erkannt zu werden. You can find better ones for free on the net.

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.

No eBook available Amazon. Besides, broadening math for its own sake is kkosko valuable. Thanks for telling us about the problem. My library Help Advanced Book Search. 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.

Not everything is black or white–true or false. He proved many versions of the so-called “forbidden interval theorem,” which guarantees that noise will benefit a system if the average level of noise does not fall in an interval of values.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Thinkong 21, Mohammad rated it it was amazing Shelves: In this sense voting just asks for trouble. Invented in America, fuzzy logic has broad implications for the way we think.


While not a fuzzy activist, I recogni Interesting book, but as noted in one other review here review, not particularly well written. 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 thinkinv.

Und doch ist er es wahrscheinlich. 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.

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May 29, Liedzeit rated thimking liked it Shelves: 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 his colleagues and he brought the fire of fuzzy logic to the temples of Aristotelean logic. Unfortunately, he decided to make up a subject, and even after he did that, he forgot to stick to it. He is a contributing editor of the libertarian periodical Fuzyzwhere he has published essays on “Palestinian vouchers”.

There is a superficial introduction to fuzzy theory as well. Open Preview See a Problem?

Many apples really are kind of red. Long sections rhinking 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. Splendid introduction to fuzzy logic.

In noiseKosko introduced the concept of adaptive stochastic resonance[13] using neural-like learning algorithms to find the optimal level of noise to add to many nonlinear systems to improve their performance. Oosko from ” https: Fuzzy Logic, before the term got irretrievably co-opted to mean ‘putting an asterisk in a search koeko or ‘assigning probability to an event,’ meant that the truth of many matters is gray.


Interesting book, but as noted in one other review here review, not particularly well written. 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. Dec 08, Badger rated it did not like it Shelves: I like the concept and had come to a lot of the same conclusions myself: 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. HyperionJun 30, – Mathematics – pages. For a math book this was actually pretty accessible.

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Japanese and Korean companies already apply fuzzy technology to the tune of billions of dollars a year in such products as air conditioners instead of producing an all-or-nothing blast of cold air, fuzzy air conditioners constantly adjust to the precise temperature in the room and emit a corresponding degree of cooling air ; computers; cameras and camcorders; auto engines, brakes, transmissions, and cruise controls; dishwashers; elevators; washing machines and dryers; microwave ovens; and televisions.

While not a fuzzy activist, I recognized while reading that long ago I adopted mostly fuzzy thinking, meaning all things are relative. Don’t know how to explain but I learned a thing and two about it. View all 4 comments.

Fuzzy Thinking: The New Science of Fuzzy Logic

Much ado about nothing. There are islands of interesting bits in a sea of mundane text. I won’t say that the book was boring. Very good intro to fuzzy logic. Bah – now I feel dirty having got annoyed by this book!