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A History of Intelligence and 'Intellectual Disability'

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  • 392 Seiten
Informationen zum Autor C.F. Goodey has researched and published on the history of 'intellectual disability', including the ethica... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Informationen zum Autor C.F. Goodey has researched and published on the history of 'intellectual disability', including the ethical and social implications of this historically contingent concept, for more than 20 years. His articles have appeared in a number of scholarly journals, including History of Science, Medical History, History of the Human Sciences, Political Theory and Ancient Philosophy. He formerly held teaching and research posts at Ruskin College, Oxford, the Open University and the University of London Institute of Education, and is currently an independent consultant working for national and local government services on learning disability in the UK. Klappentext Starting with the controversial hypothesis that not only human intelligence but also its antithesis 'intellectual disability' are nothing more than historical contingencies, this title traces the interplay between human types and the characteristics attributed to them. Zusammenfassung Starting with the controversial hypothesis that not only human intelligence but also its antithesis 'intellectual disability' are nothing more than historical contingencies, this title traces the interplay between human types and the characteristics attributed to them. Inhaltsverzeichnis Introduction; Problematical intellects in Ancient Greece; Intelligence and disability: socio-economic structures; Intelligence and disability: status and political power; Intelligence, disability and honour; Intelligence, disability and grace; Fools and their medical histories; Psychology, biology and the ethics of exceptionalism; John Locke and his successors: the historical contingency of disability; Bibliography; Index.

Klappentext

Starting with the controversial hypothesis that not only human intelligence but also its antithesis 'intellectual disability' are nothing more than historical contingencies, this title traces the interplay between human types and the characteristics attributed to them.



Inhalt

Introduction; Problematical intellects in Ancient Greece; Intelligence and disability: socio-economic structures; Intelligence and disability: status and political power; Intelligence, disability and honour; Intelligence, disability and grace; Fools and their medical histories; Psychology, biology and the ethics of exceptionalism; John Locke and his successors: the historical contingency of disability; Bibliography; Index.

Produktinformationen

Titel: A History of Intelligence and 'Intellectual Disability'
Untertitel: The Shaping of Psychology in Early Modern Europe
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EAN: 9781409420217
ISBN: 978-1-4094-2021-7
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Genre: Soziologie
Anzahl Seiten: 392
Gewicht: 990g
Größe: H178mm x B243mm x T31mm
Jahr: 2011
Auflage: New ed.
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