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Metaphors of Mind Conceptions of the Nature of Intelligence

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ISBN-10: 0521386330

ISBN-13: 9780521386333

Edition: 1990

Authors: Robert J. Sternberg

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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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Book details

List price: $64.99
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/27/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 364
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Preface
List of tables<l>l</l><l>Part I</l>
Metaphors as foundations for theories of intelligence<l>l</l><l>Part II</l>
Historical views of intelligence
Contemporary views of intelligence
The seminal views of Galton and Binet<l>l</l><l>Part III</l>
The geographic metaphor
The computational metaphor
The biological metaphor
The epistemological metaphor<l>l</l><l>Part IV</l>
The anthropological metaphor
The sociological metaphor<l>l</l><l>Part V</l>
The systems metaphor
Implications of the metaphorical approach