Metaphors of Mind

Metaphors of Mind

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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.Part II deals with implicit theories, including definitions, and hence does not fall under the metaphorical rubric. ... The competition often seems no more sensible than would a competition between a map using Cartesian coordinates and a map anbsp;...

Title:Metaphors of Mind
Author:Robert J. Sternberg
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1990-07-27


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