Intelligence: issues in a word or a field.

Durant, Alan ORCID logoORCID: (1991) Intelligence: issues in a word or a field. Social Intelligence, 1 (3) . pp. 171-178. ISSN 0961-2882 [Article]


This article outlines the history, various meanings of, and controversies surrounding the word ‘intelligence’ (and related 'intelligent'). It develops the argument that what makes the different senses significant, as regards the emergence of a new field of interdisciplinary research known as 'intelligence science', is that the different meanings may be deployed to support very different psychological, social and political viewpoints. Controversies surrounding the development, social distribution and value of 'intelligence' may as a result be confused by either deliberate or unintended failure to distinguish between conflicting potentialities of the word as used on any given occasion.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This journal changed its name to 'Journal of Economic and Social Intelligence' in 1992.
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Law and Politics
Item ID: 8197
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Depositing User: Devika Mohan
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2011 06:06
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2019 19:07

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