Introduction: The World of Intelligence..
Part I: The Renaissance Economy of Intelligence.
1. The Pre-Renaissance Tradition of Intelligence.
2. The New Landscape of Smart.
3. The First Smart Economy.
4. Renaissance Intellectual Trends.
5. Renaissance Philosophy and Fabrications of Intelligence.
6. Smart Renaissance Science.
7. Profitable Knowledge and Intelligence Becomes a Career.
8. Intelligence and Dominant Renaissance Scientists..
Part II: Bright Lights, Fallen Apples, and Clinical Gazes: Intelligence and the Enlightenment.
9. Intelligence and the Enlightenment.
10. Illuminating Enlightenment Intelligence.
11. Enlightenment Insight: Fallen Apples, Social Mathematics and A New Intelligence.
12. The Clinical Gaze and Human Normalization..
Part III: Modern and Postmodern Intelligence: Smart Architects, Smart Tools, and Smart Critiques.
13. Smart Architects and Contemporary Intelligence.
14. Smart Tools and Modern Intelligence.
15. Smart Critiques: New Sciences and New Mathematics.
“This is an outstanding and welcome addition to the literature on the social and cultural significance of intelligence. The argument unfolds nicely and with excellent coverage of the relevant literature, issues, and problems.” Sal Restivo, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- Charts the history of “intelligence” in a bold and provocative way.
- Exposes the idea of intelligence as a form of representation, through a masterful cultural study of the concept.
- Recounts in modern terms the development of intelligence from Plato through the Renaissance and Enlightenment, and contemporary views about digital intelligence and Einstein.