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Fuzzy Logic and Mathematics: A Historical Perspective

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2018.06.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Radim Bělohlávek, Joseph W. Dauben, and George J. Klir, Fuzzy Logic and Mathematics: A Historical Perspective, Oxford University Press, 2017, 531pp., $99.00, ISBN 9780190200015. Reviewed by Christian Fermüller, Technische Universität Wien Fuzzy logic is a wide, some would even say a wild, topic. Some years ago, on a trip to Vietnam, I found the label "Fuzzy Logic" prominently attached to the water heater in my hotel room. I can't imagine that, say, an epistemologist or an expert in modal logic, for that matter, will ever encounter the name of her research field attached to basic equipment of daily life. I mention this only to emphasize that any book about fuzzy logic, addressed to a general audience, has to face a wide range expectations, possibly also preconceptions in view of the controversies that accompanied the topic since its initiation by Lotfi A. Zadeh in the 1960s. The title of this book might... . . .

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