Fuzziness and Foundations of Exact and Inexact Sciences by Kofi Kissi Dompere

By Kofi Kissi Dompere

The monograph is an exam of the bushy rational foundations of the constitution of tangible and inexact sciences over the epistemological house that's exclusive from the ontological house. it's therefore focused on the demarcation challenge. It examines precise technological know-how and its critique of inexact technological know-how. The function of fuzzy rationality in those examinations is gifted. the motive force of the discussions is the character of the knowledge that connects the cognitive relational constitution of the epistemological house to the ontological area for understanding. The understanding motion is undertaken by way of decision-choice brokers who needs to procedure info to derive exact-inexact or true-false conclusions. the knowledge processing is finished with a paradigm and legislation of inspiration that represent the input-output laptop. the character of the paradigm chosen will depend on the character of the data constitution that's taken as enter of the concept processing. often, the knowledge constitution acquired from the ontological house is flawed from the easy rules of associates and the restrictions of cognitive brokers working within the epistemological house. How then will we arrive and declare exactness in our knowledge-production process?

The common end of this ebook is that the stipulations of the bushy paradigm with its legislation of suggestion and arithmetic current a methodological team spirit of tangible and inexact sciences the place each sector of suggestion has fuzzy covering.

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The introduction of measurable magnitudes brings into the knowledge- production process a difficulty of accuracy of our measurements in the exact science and in the general knowledge production. 10]. At quantitative levels, these measurements are approximations that are taken to be exact by decision-choice actions. The requirement of measurable magnitudes, further, complicates the understanding of the full scope of knowledge production process by mainly concentrating our attention on time and quantity, and to the neglect of the fundamental order of quality and time in categorial conversions, for example chemical interactions, energy transformations, energy-informational transformation and social change or color changes through mixing.

E. e. 2, p102]. The statements by Amo and Planck give an assurance to an empirical foundation of science and the construction of the primary category of logical reality. Amo’s statement adds to the assurance that the construction of the primary logical category from axiomatic foundation is also empirically derived but not necessarily experimentally derived. There is no assurance, however, that the elements of the sense data are exact. However, Max Planck points to cognitive position that: The content of the sensory impression is the most suitable and unassailable foundation on which to build the structure of exact science.

The ontological exactness and the epistemological inexactness are connected by defective information structure. This is the principle of information connectivity. The relationships between ontological and epistemological elements are established through information processing by cognitive agents working in the epistemological space. This is the principle of information-processing in the knowledge construction process with a particular epistemic toolbox. Here, the attempt is to find a universal principle of knowledge production on the basis of methodological constructionism (forward reasoning) and methodological reductionism (backward reasoning).

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