meaning of intelligent?

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meaning of intelligent?

Post by kordofany » June 21st, 2018, 11:10 pm

When we say this intelligent person, we assume that he was able to control the way his brain analyzes the facts. Intelligence is a characteristic that is intended to compliment a person. If that's not true, does that mean the word "intelligent" is meaningless? Can we use the word "capabilities" instead
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Re: meaning of intelligent?

Post by Thinking critical » June 23rd, 2018, 6:23 am

kordofany wrote:
June 21st, 2018, 11:10 pm
When we say this intelligent person, we assume that he was able to control the way his brain analyzes the facts. Intelligence is a characteristic that is intended to compliment a person. If that's not true, does that mean the word "intelligent" is meaningless? Can we use the word "capabilities" instead
I'm not sure "capabilities" is the best word to use as it covers a very broad spectrum. Intelligence has multiple facets, each uniquely relevant to their own specific application.
Intelligence can be seen as the ability to solve rudimentary problems and equations, learn and retain knowledge and complex information. until any word can be clearly defined it is somewhat meaningless.
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Re: meaning of intelligent?

Post by Wayne92587 » June 23rd, 2018, 1:09 pm

Intelligence is based upon the ability to know, to understand that there is a difference between an Illusion of, and a reflection of, Reality.

The problem being, that in order for an Illusion to exist it must be mistaken to be a Reality, the truth.

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Re: meaning of intelligent?

Post by ogbaby_d » June 28th, 2018, 11:10 am

We can use capabilities instead and it does not change the meaning of intelligent or intelligence here.

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Re: meaning of intelligent?

Post by mr533473 » July 1st, 2018, 12:34 pm

Capable and intelligent are not interchangeable. Someone displaying physical capabilities does not necessarily exhibit intelligence (imagine someone stepping on their own neck). Think of intelligence as applied knowledge. You have to know things which would make you knowledgeable but intelligence is distinguished from knowledgeable in the application of the knowledge.

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