A History of Intelligence and “Intellectual Disability”: The Shaping of Psychology in Early Modern Europe by C.F. Goodey
English | July 1, 2011 | ISBN: 1409420213 | 388 Pages | PDF | 5 MB
Starting with the controversial hypothesis that not only human intelligence but also its antithesis 'intellectual disability' are nothing more than historical contingencies, C.F. Goodey's paradigm-shifting study traces the rich interplay between human types and the radically changing characteristics attributed to them. From the twelfth-century beginnings of European social administration to the onset of formal human science disciplines in the modern era, "A History of Intelligence and 'Intellectual Disability'" reconstructs the sociopolitical and religious contexts of intellectual ability and disability and demonstrates how these concepts became part of psychology, medicine and biology.