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McGinn, Colin
 
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Intelligence II 52
Intelligence/McGinn: the newer doctrine emphasizes three characteristics: plant, moldability, adaptation.
We do not learn to own arms, legs and kidneys. ((s) but we learn to develop our muscles).
Intelligence is always at or for something. The ability to achieve the organism goals.
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II 57
Human/Evolution/mind/McGinn: it is a remarkable coincidence that we are the only species on earth that is able to drive science and philosophy. There could easily be a different species with a certain level of scientific talent, about the level of a ten year-old. Or a species that is superior in biology but inferior in physics etc.
The kind of intelligence that we have, is absolutely not necessary for living beings to survive.

McG I
C. McGinn
Die Grenzen vern├╝nftigen Fragens Stuttgart 1996

McG II
C. McGinn
Wie kommt der Geist in die Materie? M├╝nchen 2001


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