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      The concept of intelligence

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      London Review of Education
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            Abstract

            Analyses of the ordinary concept of intelligence are few and far between in philosophical literature. Such analyses as there have been in recent years are heavily influenced by Ryle's suggestion that to act intelligently is to act well or competently in a particular domain. Here I show that there are serious problems with Ryle's account and try to offer a more adequate analysis. I argue that to be intelligent is to have an aptitude for theory-intensive activities . I go on to explain why I think the ordinary concept of intelligence is a useful one for those professionally involved in the practice of education.

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            Journal
            10430
            London Review of Education
            IOE Press
            1474-8460
            01 March 2007
            : 5
            : 1
            : 35-46
            Article
            1474-8460(20070301)5:1L.35;1- s3.phd /ioep/clre/2007/00000005/00000001/art00003
            10.1080/14748460701241832
            1dbd0599-35ac-40ff-a5de-712023020393
            Copyright @ 2007
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            Education,Assessment, Evaluation & Research methods,Educational research & Statistics,General education

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