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Soft Sciences versus Crisp Sciences: a look into the future of Science.

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Montero, Javier (2008) Soft Sciences versus Crisp Sciences: a look into the future of Science. In 2008 3rd International Conference on Intelligent System and Knowledge Engineering,. IEEE, Xiamen, Peoples R China, pp. 1384-1387. ISBN 978-1-4244-2196-1

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In this paper we pretend to open a discussion on the need of alternative approaches to Western Sciences, pointing out some of the restrictive consequences of the Aristotelian logic Western Sciences assume in their deeper roots. In particular, we stress that meanwhile some logic is needed in order to check consistencies and inconsistencies, the past practical uniqueness of such a logic imposed that experiments and information had to be modeled, as the only consistent possibility, the way they are described in Probability Theory. In these terms it is easy to understand that all those Social Sciences that deal with linguistic information will never fully fit key Western scientific requirements. But perhaps an alternative Science can be consistently constructed from a non-binary logic, allowing the term "soft" Sciences to become proper, in opposition to "hard" Sciences, that should since then be called "crisp" Sciences.


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3rd International Conference on Intelligent System and Knowledge Engineering NOV 17-19, 2008

Uncontrolled Keywords:Decision-making.
Subjects:Sciences > Mathematics > Operations research
ID Code:16905
Deposited On:29 Oct 2012 10:07
Last Modified:26 Jul 2018 08:00

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