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What Is Intelligence?

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ISBN-10: 0521566851

ISBN-13: 9780521566858

Edition: 1996

Authors: Jean Khalfa

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This is a fascinating exploration of the nature and power of human intelligence, and the way it has singled us out from the rest of the animal kingdom. This book originates from the Darwin College Lectures and includes notes from expert contributors.
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/5/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Michel Foucault was born on October 15, 1926, in Poitiers, France, and was educated at the Sorbonne, in Paris. He taught at colleges all across Europe, including the Universities of Lill, Uppsala, Hamburg, and Warsaw, before returning to France. There he taught at the University of Paris and the College of France, where he served as the chairman of History of Systems of Thought until his death. Regarded as one of the great French thinkers of the twentieth century, Foucault's interest was in the human sciences, areas such as psychiatry, language, literature, and intellectual history. He made significant contributions not just to the fields themselves, but to the way these areas are studied,…    

Introduction: What is intelligence?
Seeing intelligence
Intelligence in evolution
Infant intelligence
Enhancing intelligence
Mathematical Intelligence
Intelligence in traditional music
Language and intelligence
Understanding verbal understanding
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
Index