Metaphors of Mind: Conceptions of the Nature of Intelligence / Edition 1

Metaphors of Mind: Conceptions of the Nature of Intelligence / Edition 1

by Robert J. Sternberg
ISBN-10:
0521386330
ISBN-13:
9780521386333
Pub. Date:
04/28/2003
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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Metaphors of Mind: Conceptions of the Nature of Intelligence / Edition 1

This text enables readers to understand human intelligence from a variety of standpoints, such as psychology, anthropology, computational science, sociology, and philosophy. Readers will gain a comprehensive understanding of the concept of intelligence and how ideas about it have evolved and are continuing to evolve. Much of the present confusion surrounding the concept of intelligence stems from our having looked at it from these different standpoints without considering how they relate to each other or how they might be combined into a unified view that goes beyond the boundaries of a particular discipline.

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ISBN-13: 9780521386333
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/28/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; List of tables; Part I. Introduction: 1. Metaphors as foundations for theories of intelligence; Part II. Definitions of Intelligence: 2. Historical views of intelligence; 3. Contemporary views of intelligence; 4. The seminal views of Galton and Binet; Part III. Theories of Intelligence Looking Inward: 5. The geographic metaphor; 6. The computational metaphor; 7. The biological metaphor; 8. The epistemological metaphor; Part IV. Theories of Intelligence Looking Outward: 9 The anthropological metaphor; 10. The sociological metaphor; Part V. Theories of Intelligence Looking Inward and Outward: 11. The systems metaphor; 12. Implications of the metaphorical approach.

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