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The Theory of the Knowledge Square: The Fuzzy Rational Foundations of the Knowledge-Production Systems

  • The aim of this monograph is to develop a meta-theory of knowledge production that presents a general epistemic framework for knowing and is based on fuzzy logic

  • The book aim to make the fuzzy paradigm with its laws of thought, logical system and mathematics clearly understood by users of classical paradigm

  • Written by a leading expert in the field


Part of the Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing book series (STUDFUZZ, volume 289)

About this book


The monograph is about a meta-theory of knowledge-production process and the logical pathway that connects the epistemic possibility to the epistemic reality. It examines the general conditions of paradigms for information processing and isolates the classical and fuzzy paradigms for comparative analysis.

The book is written for professionals, researchers  and students working in philosophy of science, decision-choice theories, economies, sciences, computer science, engineering and related subjects. It is further aimed at research institutions and libraries. The subject matter belongs to extensive research and development taking place on fuzzy phenomena and the debate between the fuzzy paradigm and the classical paradigm relative to informatics, synergetic science and complexity theory. The book will have a global appeal and across disciplines. Its strength, besides the contents, is the special effort that is undertaken to make it relevant and accessible to different areas of sciences and knowledge production.


Cognition Epistemology Fuzzy Inexactness Information Processing Knowledge Production Logic Ontology Possibility Probability Uncertainty complexity

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., Department of EconomicsHoward UniversityColumbiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Theory of the Knowledge Square: The Fuzzy Rational Foundations of the Knowledge-Production Systems
  • Authors Kofi Kissi Dompere
  • Series Title Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-31118-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-44577-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-31119-2
  • Series ISSN 1434-9922
  • Series E-ISSN 1860-0808
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXXII, 212
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Computational Intelligence
    Philosophy of Science
    Operations Research/Decision Theory
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