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Metaphors of Mind : Conceptions of the Nature of Intelligence - Robert J. Sternberg

Metaphors of Mind

Conceptions of the Nature of Intelligence

Paperback Published: 17th December 1990
ISBN: 9780521386333
Number Of Pages: 364

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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.

"Explores metaphors that have been used to illustrate the different theories of intelligence, discussing how these metaphors--and the theories they reflect--relate to one another." Science News "Sternberg's is an interesting and important book, and like most of Sternberg's writings it is clear, well-referenced, and suggestive." H. J. Eysenck, Personality Individual Differences "The book is an entertaining and argumentative one for the individual already conversant with the literature." American Scientist "...provides an integrative framework for comparing one theory to another. This is an important and original contribution...a major intellectual contribution to the field. I shall use it in my own research and teaching, and I urge others to do the same." Earl Hunt, Contemporary Psychology

Preface
List of tableslPart I
Metaphors as foundations for theories of intelligencelPart II
Historical views of intelligence
Contemporary views of intelligence
The seminal views of Galton and BinetlPart III
The geographic metaphor
The computational metaphor
The biological metaphor
The epistemological metaphorlPart IV
The anthropological metaphor
The sociological metaphorlPart V
The systems metaphor
Implications of the metaphorical approach
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ISBN: 9780521386333
ISBN-10: 0521386330
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 364
Published: 17th December 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.53

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