Social Fuzziology: Study of Fuzziness of Social Complexity / Edition 1

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The book applies the principles and insights of Fuzzy Logic to the complexity of social life. It draws on the full range of the social sciences, including some of the most up-to-date work on the escalating complexities of post modern life, e.g. new information technologies in a global world, new forms of consciousness and identity, new relationships between humans, machines, nature and environment. The volume is interdisciplinary, combining expertise from Fuzzy Logic and the Postmodern Social Sciences, synthesising and applying concepts and methods of Fuzzy Logic in innovative ways to the world of social life. It gives readers from the social sciences a comprehensive, exciting and practical guide for applying Fuzzy Logic, while bringing a rich body of social problems and concepts on to the agenda for researchers in Fuzzy Logic and related fields.

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"It is a book on postmodern philosophy which employs the terminology of soft computing and the theory of chaos as a metaphor and analogy. … The authors’ ambition is to start bridging the gap between sciences and humanities. … the ideas exposed in the book may enrich the reader’s thought … . Some parts of the book may certainly be found interesting, and the book may even help some people in the development of their own worldview … ." (Libor Behounek, Neural Network World, Vol. 14 (2), 2004)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783790815061
  • Publisher: Physica-Verlag HD
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Series: Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing Series , #107
  • Edition description: 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 188
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to Social Fuzziology.- Bridging the Study of Complexity with Social Fuzziology.- Understanding Fuzziness of Ourselves.- Understanding Fuzziness of Society.- Case Studies: Understanding Fuzzy Social Categories.- Fuzziness of the West and the East.- Key Terms in the Language of Fuzziology.- References.

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