Fuzzy on the Dark Side
This is a book about approximate thinking and the enigma of persistent mental incompleteness.
Why are ignorant people so confident? How do politicians utilize conflation to influence groups? Why do scientists fall for similar mistakes? How is complexity managed? Why does culture effortlessly shape what we can do?
This book argues: Because of approximations!
Incompleteness pervades our interactions with the world. Its effects on individual and group behaviors can foster creativity or create invisible prisons. We navigate incompleteness with approximations and, too often, end up on the ‘dark side’.
This book resembles a tourist’s trip much more than a scientist’s expedition, and is for anyone interested in a broader understanding of an individual’s mental life and how identities, incompletenesses, and social contexts shape it.
As we examine approximations and think about their origins and the problems they can create, the reader will encounter glimpses from physics, biology, philosophy of science, management, marketing, politics, systems theory, fuzzy logic, geometry, design and creativity, culture, and neuro-science and more...
Fuzzy on the Dark Side is a book about incompleteness, creativity, thinking, identities, and systems. Roughly - it is an approximation of the 'Approximate Thinking' super idea.
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For those eager to navigate the maze of their own thoughts more skillfully, this book does offer some interesting insights. ~ Pooja Kashyap - TechieTonics, https://techietonics.com/thinking-turf/book-review-fuzzy-on-the-dark-side-by-ahmad-hijazi.html
As I am sure we all know by now, those of us of a certain age, incompleteness syndrome is the troubling and irremediable sense that one’s actions or experiences are not just right and thus appears to underlie many of the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Can they be overridden? Can they be outed for good? Author Ahmad Hijazi has his thoughts and here in Fuzzy on the Dark Side, they may well be sometimes clinical in their reveal, but each and every one is impassioned and heartfelt and thus makes this book a must-read for all us incompletists out there in the big, wide world. In short, Fuzzy on the Dark Side is a book about incompleteness, creativity, thinking, identities, and systems. Roughly - it is an approximation of the Approximate Thinking super idea. ~ Anne Carlini - Exclusive Magazine, https://annecarlini.com/ex_books.php?id=569
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. This is an interesting look at how mental approximations, while necessary to prevent cognitive overload, can profoundly impact human behavior, relationships, and culture. Covering diverse disciplines from physics to marketing to neuroscience, the book shows how oversimplification and incomplete knowledge can lead to closed-mindedness and poor decision-making. ~ Andrea Romance (Reviewer), NetGalley