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The quest for a theory of intelligence

Hillebrand, Claudia ORCID: and Hughes, R. Gerald 2017. The quest for a theory of intelligence. The Palgrave Handbook of Security, Risk and Intelligence, London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1-24. (10.1057/978-1-137-53675-4_1)

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Intelligence Studies, as with all fields of enquiry in the social sciences and humanities, is replete with individuals seeking to develop concepts and models that will allow the specific to illuminate the universal. In short, one might be said to require a unifying theory of intelligence. This chapter argues that it is futile to seek a grand theory; instead, a better understanding and cognition of ‘intelligence’ should be sought.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Department of Politics and International Relations (POLIR)
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2022 07:32

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