Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 34, No. 154. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 2020-07-07 07:50:54+00:00 From: Willard McCarty
Subject: on intelligence Those here with some interest in artificial intelligence and the human kind will want to know about the publication of G.E.R. Lloyd, Intelligence and Intelligibility: Cross-Cultural Studies of Human Cognitive Experience (OUP, 2020). Following is the description from OUP Online: > Across several intellectual disciplines there exists a tension > between an appreciation of the cognitive capacities that all humans > share and a recognition of the great variety in their manifestations > in different individuals and groups. In this book G. E. R. Lloyd > examines how, while avoiding the imposition of prior Western > assumptions and concepts, we can reconcile two conflicting > intuitions: that all humans share the same basic cognitive capacities > and yet their actual manifestations in different individuals and > groups differ appreciably. Lloyd investigates the cultural viability > of analytic tools we commonly use (such as the contrasts between the > literal and the metaphorical, between myth and rational account, and > between nature and culture themselves) and the categories that we > employ to organize human experience (like mathematics, religion, law, > and aesthetics). The end result is a robust defence, within limits, > of the possibilities of mutual intelligibility—one which recognizes > both the diversity in the manifestations of human intelligence and > the need to revise our assumptions in order to achieve that > understanding. See (https://global.oup.com/academic/product/intelligence-and- intelligibility-9780198854593) for more. Yours, WM -- Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor emeritus, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London; Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews (www.tandfonline.com/loi/yisr20) and Humanist (www.dhhumanist.org) _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: email@example.com List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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