The Concept of Intelligence: A Philosophical Analysis / Edition 1

The Concept of Intelligence: A Philosophical Analysis / Edition 1

by Ira Altman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761807373

ISBN-13: 9780761807377

Pub. Date: 07/17/1997

Publisher: UPA

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761807377
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
07/17/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.32(d)

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