Fuzziness and Medicine: Philosophical Reflections and Application Systems in Health Care

A Companion Volume to Sadegh-Zadeh’s Handbook of Analytical Philosophy of Medicine

  • Rudolf Seising
  • Marco Elio Tabacchi

Part of the Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing book series (STUDFUZZ, volume 302)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-25
  2. Introductory chapters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Rudolf Seising, Marco Tabacchi
      Pages 3-8
    3. Kazem Sadegh-Zadeh
      Pages 9-18
    4. Settimo Termini, Marco Elio Tabacchi
      Pages 77-81
  3. Ethics, Philosophy, and Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Clara Barroso
      Pages 123-132
    3. Txetxu Ausín
      Pages 133-143
    4. José Lázaro, Juan C. Hernández-Clemente
      Pages 145-153
  4. Models, Methods, and Representation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Alberto Alvarez-Alvarez, Gracian Triviño
      Pages 157-171
    3. Miguel Pagola, Aranzazu Jurio, Daniel Paternain, Humberto Bustince
      Pages 173-190
    4. Mila Kwiatkowska, Najib T. Ayas
      Pages 191-203
    5. Krzysztof von Michalik, Mila Kwiatkowska, Krzysztof Kielan
      Pages 205-214
  5. Questioning and Reasoning in Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Enric Trillas, Itziar Garcìa-Honrado
      Pages 217-231
    3. Alejandro Sobrino, Cristina Puente
      Pages 251-265
  6. Statistical Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. David Picado Muiño, Agata Ciabattoni, Thomas Vetterlein
      Pages 323-338
    3. Belén Prados-Suárez, Carlos Molina, Miguel Prados de Reyes, Carmen Peña-Yañez
      Pages 339-361
  7. Data Analysis and Decision Making

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 363-363
    2. Ernesto Araujo, Leandro Lazzareschi
      Pages 365-377
    3. Tatiana Kiseliova, Maka Korinteli, Karaman Pagava
      Pages 379-399
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 437-447

About this book


This book is a collection of contributions written by philosophers and scientists active in different fields, such as mathematics, logics, social sciences, computer sciences and linguistics. They comment on and discuss various parts of and subjects and propositions introduced in the Handbook of Analytical Philosophy of Medicine from Kazem Sadegh-Zadeh, published by Springer in 2012. This volume reports on the fruitful exchange and debate that arose in the fuzzy community upon the publication of the Handbook. This was not only very much appreciated by the community but also seen as a critical starting point for beginning a new discussion. The results of this discussion, which involved many different perspectives from science and the humanities and was warmly encouraged by Kazem Sadegh-Zadeh himself, are accurately reported in this volume, which is intended to be a critical companion to Kazem Sadegh-Zadeh´s handbook.


Rudolf Seising is currently an adjoint researcher at the European Centre for Soft Computing in Mieres, Asturias (Spain) and a college lecturer at the Faculty of History and Arts, at the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (Germany).


Marco Elio Tabacchi is currently the Scientific Director of the Italian National Research & Survey Organization Demopolis, and a research assistant in the Soft Computing Group at University of Palermo (Italy).


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Editors and affiliations

  • Rudolf Seising
    • 1
  • Marco Elio Tabacchi
    • 2
  1. 1.Edificio de InvestigaciónEuropean Centre for Soft ComputingMieres (Asturias)Spain
  2. 2., Department of Matematics and InformaticsUniversità di PalermoPalermoItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-36526-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-36527-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1434-9922
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-0808
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