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Why Does Fuzzy Logic Need the Challenge of Social Complexity?

  • Vlad Dimitrov
  • Bob Hodge
Part of the Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing book series (STUDFUZZ, volume 81)


In 2000, just before the start of the third millennium, Fuzzy Logic reached its 35th year. It is a good time to take stock of what it has achieved up till now, and what lines it should seek to follow for the future. Fuzzy Logic emerged in Zadeh’s famous article [1] as a proposal to use logic closer to the ways of thinking inherent in human languages and perceptions, in order to understand and deal with the complexity and uncertainty of the life unfolding. We believe that the field of complex phenomena in which that human capacity for making sense of uncertainty evolved should continue to be used as a real-life laboratory for developing a comprehensive theory of the fuzziness of human knowing.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vlad Dimitrov
    • 1
  • Bob Hodge
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Western SydneyRichmondAustralia

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