Intelligentia o Intelligentiae?


Plato argued that intelligence was what distinguished the different social classes, a fixed and innate, that God distributed unequally. Aristotle, however, argued that all but the slaves, have intellectual faculties; they differ only in the type of training received. Intelligence is what distinguishes man from animals. According to Plotinus, intelligence is the only mean by which the soul can tend to the Good; a good intelligence aims to good, to which the soul can participate. Today we tend to regard intelligence as the result of many variables. It ‘a set of possibilities that everyone has from birth, that if properly groomed can grow, express himself, articulate or otherwise be lost forever. The judgment on the intelligence is not absolute, but it is usually connected to the culture that you came from and regards abilities recognized and recognizable because functional to a specific way of thinking and living.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i17201632vXVIIIn31p13

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