# The logic of inexact concepts

@article{Goguen2004TheLO, title={The logic of inexact concepts}, author={Joseph A. Goguen}, journal={Synthese}, year={2004}, volume={19}, pages={325-373} }

The 'hard' sciences, such as physics and chemistry, construct exact mathematical models of empirical phenomena, and then use these models to make predictions. Certain aspects of reality always escape such models, and we look hopefully to future refinements. But sometimes there is an elusive fuzziness, a readjustment to context, or an effect of observer upon observed. These phenomena are particularly indigenous to natural language, and are common in the 'soft' sciences, such as biology and… Expand

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