The Problem of Intelligence



In common parlance, the word “intelligence” has both descriptive and normative senses. In its descriptive sense, it is used as a noun to mean anything from secret information gathered about a purported enemy to the capacity of individuals to reason and solve problems. Intelligence agencies gather information they call “intelligence” about real or suspected enemies so that their government may be in a more powerful position to deal with the supposed enemy. When individuals use their minds to reason about problems and end up solving them, we think of that behavior as exhibiting intelligence.


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© Springer 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Indiana UniversityBloomingtonU.S.A.

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