1 Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, Faculty of Humanities, Københavns Universitet2 Institut for Statskundskab, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, Københavns Universitet3 Institut for Statskundskab, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, Københavns Universitet4 Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, Faculty of Humanities, Københavns Universitet
An Epistemological Contribution to the Understanding of Intelligence
We argue that the majority of intelligence definitions fail to recognize that the normative epistemic status of intelligence is knowledge and not an inferior alternative. We refute the counter-arguments that intelligence ought not to be seen as knowledge because of 1) its action-oriented scope and 2) its future-oriented content. We dismiss the traditional infallibilistic understanding of knowledge and follow David Lewis’ argument, that knowledge is fallible and context-sensitive. Thus, we argue for the importance of developing a methodology by which the entitlement, justification and robustness of claims to intelligence-knowledge can be assessed.