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PSA 1974 pp 181-188 | Cite as

The IQ Controversy and the Philosophy of Education

  • Kenneth Kaye
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 32)

Abstract

Although my two colleagues on this panel are bonafide philosophers who clearly have a bonafide interest in the ongoing controversy over IQ and the educability of children (which should mean that the topic requires no further defense), I nonetheless feel constrained to say a word in defense of our topic as a viable subject for discussion in a forum devoted to the Philosophy of Science. Perhaps this is because, as the representative of the discipline which created this mess, I fear you might associate me with it. You might feel that bad science is a bad subject for study by philosophers of science, and furthermore that anyone associated with such a discipline would be the last person to have anything intelligent to say about philosophy.

Keywords

Gene Pool Achievement Test School Achievement Heritability Study Pure Conception 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth Kaye
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of ChicagoUSA

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