In this paper, we will investigate the possible role of fuzzy set theory (FST), and more generally the ensemble of technologies and theoretical approaches known as soft computing, as a method- ological bridge between hard sciences and humanities. We will try, building on previous works, to investigate the “family links” between these disciplines and show how FST may be of help in promoting a connection between the “two cultures”. We will discuss Carnap and his paradox of explication, the dilemma between imagination and rigor according to Bateson, the problem of interdisciplinarity, and the consequences of precision and exactness.

Tabacchi, M., & Termini, S. (2014). Fuzzy Set Theory as a methodological bridge between hard science and humanities. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS, 29 [10.1002/int.21632].

Fuzzy Set Theory as a methodological bridge between hard science and humanities

TABACCHI, Marco;TERMINI, Settimo
2014

Abstract

In this paper, we will investigate the possible role of fuzzy set theory (FST), and more generally the ensemble of technologies and theoretical approaches known as soft computing, as a method- ological bridge between hard sciences and humanities. We will try, building on previous works, to investigate the “family links” between these disciplines and show how FST may be of help in promoting a connection between the “two cultures”. We will discuss Carnap and his paradox of explication, the dilemma between imagination and rigor according to Bateson, the problem of interdisciplinarity, and the consequences of precision and exactness.
Settore INF/01 - Informatica
Settore M-FIL/02 - Logica E Filosofia Della Scienza
Tabacchi, M., & Termini, S. (2014). Fuzzy Set Theory as a methodological bridge between hard science and humanities. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS, 29 [10.1002/int.21632].
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