Re: stochastic logic

EarlCox (earlcox@aol.com)
Sat, 26 Sep 1998 21:54:03 +0200 (MET DST)

Bart Kosko in "Fuzzy Thinking" showed that fuzzy logic can handle these kind of
paradoxes and contradictions,

"A Cretans are Liars," said Empodocles the Cretan,

with the same [.5] truth value. Also, many real world fuzzy models sample
variable states that are rapidly flickering between various degrees of truth.
It is a common practice to weight the state of the variable accoridng to its
average or sampled truth state (that is, w*X[j] provides a spectrum of the
variable according to its truth membership states -- not just whether it is
true or false.)

I believe you will find your "new" logic is simply a well known form of fuzzy
logic.

Earl

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