Concept Of Intelligence / Edition 1

Concept Of Intelligence / Edition 1

by Ira Altman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761807373

ISBN-13: 9780761807377

Pub. Date: 07/17/1997

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

This book is about the concept of intelligence which derives virtually all of its significance from an occurrence use of mental conduct adverbs. But an occurrence or episodic use of mental concepts does not open the way toward viewing mental events as 'ghostly processes,' for as far as the concept of intelligence is concerned, the occurrences are publicly

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This book is about the concept of intelligence which derives virtually all of its significance from an occurrence use of mental conduct adverbs. But an occurrence or episodic use of mental concepts does not open the way toward viewing mental events as 'ghostly processes,' for as far as the concept of intelligence is concerned, the occurrences are publicly observable; the significance of 'intelligence' is predicted on outward criteria. The Concept of Intelligence provides an episodic rather than a dispositional analysis, while at the same time, agreeing that intelligence has 'outer criteria' of meaning. It reinforces the 'nature' as opposed to the 'nurture' side of the popular debate on intelligence by showing what the concept signifies in ordinary language, and so, dovetails with the controversial 'The Bell Curve.'The book is intended for courses in the philosophy of mind, philosophical psychology, cognitive science, analytic philosophy, psychology, psychometrics, and artificial intelligence.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761807377
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
07/17/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.25(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Ch. IRyle on Intelligence1
Determinate and Determinable Dispositions7
Knowing How14
Intelligence Epithets18
Ch. IIThe Criteria of Intelligence23
Ch. IIIIn Search of a Definition37
Holloway's Analysis37
Intelligent Success and Chance Success45
Intelligence, Reflexes, and Tropisms46
Intelligence and Instincts48
Intelligence and Learning50
Intelligence and Habit50
Intelligence and Training51
A Psychological Criterion of Intelligence?55
Purpose and Intelligent Action56
Style Setting Dispositions, Exemplaries, and Occasions60
Ch. IVThe Minds of Machines67
Turing's Analysis69
The Intelligence of Computers77
Differences Between Machines and Man78
Inductive and Deductive Reasoning79
The Autonomous Machine82
Epilogue85
Selected Bibliography87
Index90

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