Abstract – “LOGICS” – By Colin Kline

A link to the paper can be found here.

This presentation aims to be a super-condensed summarial survey of :
Boolean Logic, Fuzzy Logic, Probability Logic, Pascalian Logic, Deduction, Induction, Hypothesis selection.

It will be assumed most of the audience will have undertaken secondary schooling to at least Y12 level, and that some may have had tertiary schooling, including a little of: psychology, science, maths, physics, statistics. Or instead, be well read citizens.

In any of these cases, the audience will at least know the word, “Logic”, and hopefully have met Boolean Logic (using Yes / No, True / False), together with varieties of the 3part Syllogism, and those contradictions that are to be avoided.

But how many of this audience knows that there exist many other kinds of logic, each of them with their respective merits, each of them applicable (or not applicable) in various kinds of situations ?

Colin Kline’s Bio

Colin Kline

Biography for Colin KLINE

Retired since 1997.

C.E.O. of Elektronikline (Electronic Design and Fabrication);

Occasional Lecturer & Tutor at : UoM, UoB, since retirement;

40 years as academic (various Universities) in :

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Communication Engineering, Software Engineering and
… 18 yrs delivering modules titled “Artificial Intelligence” to 4th year Engg undergrads;

2 years lecturer at Swinburne Uni, Electrical Engineering and Electronics; tutor in Maths;

3 yrs Secondary Maths & Science teacher;

2 yrs Industry – Cable Industry & Welding Industry;

6 months (accumulated) intern positions, Nuclear Research & Development (Lucas Heights, NSW);

3 months as petrol pump jockey at Malvern, SE4;

1 year as storeman at Nylex products, Frankston;

Youth was delightfully wasted as a :
– Huckleberry Finn avatar, and
– Julius Sumner MILLER devotee.