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Coelho Mollo, Dimitri (2022) Intelligent Behaviour. [Preprint]

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Abstract

The notion of intelligence is relevant to several fields of research, including cognitive and comparative psychology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and philosophy, among others. However, there is little agreement within and across these fields on how to characterise and explain intelligence. I put forward a behavioural, operational characterisation of intelligence that can play an integrative role in the sciences of intelligence, as well as preserve the distinctive explanatory value of the notion, setting it apart from the related concepts of cognition and rationality. Finally, I examine a popular hypothesis about the underpinnings of intelligence: the capacity to manipulate internal representations of the environment. I argue that the hypothesis needs refinement, and that so refined, it applies only to some forms of intelligence.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Coelho Mollo, Dimitridimitri.mollo@umu.se0000-0002-0464-3535
Additional Information: Forthcoming in Erkenntnis
Keywords: Intelligence; Artificial Intelligence; Cognition; Rationality; Representation
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Complex Systems
Specific Sciences > Psychology > Comparative Psychology and Ethology
Specific Sciences > Artificial Intelligence
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Concepts and Representations
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Learning and Memory
Depositing User: Dimitri Coelho Mollo
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2022 04:12
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2022 04:12
Item ID: 20417
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Complex Systems
Specific Sciences > Psychology > Comparative Psychology and Ethology
Specific Sciences > Artificial Intelligence
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Concepts and Representations
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Learning and Memory
Date: 2022
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/20417

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