Causal Modeling with Fuzzy Cognitive Maps

  • Michael Zaus
Part of the Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing book series (STUDFUZZ, volume 27)


In contemporary social and behavioral science, fuzzy logic is still rather unpopular, perhaps because of its major affiliation with electrical engineering, industrial systems control, and computer science. However, in view of the fact that fuzzy logic aims equally well at a formalization of the cognitive processes humans employ in their daily activities in private and working environments, we conclude that sociologists, political scientists, and psychologists are grossly mistaking the real impact of fuzzy logic upon cognition and action, because it provides a new framework for knowledge engineering.


Causal Modeling Causal Reasoning Negative Edge Causal Knowledge Concomitant Variation 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Zaus
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  1. 1.Institute for Cognitive ScienceUniversity of OldenburgOldenburgGermany

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