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)


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.


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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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