Syllojism is a bi-weekly, culture, and philosophy challenge podcast on the edge of chaos.
This week’s CHALLENGE Reading Reflections on Multiple Intelligenes: Myths and Messages by Howard Gardner.
We’ve invited psychologist, Dr. Matt Browne, from the Decoding the Gurus podcast to help us sort out Gardner’s theory, and we had an absolute blast talking about the Salad Bar approach to psychometrics, jazz guitar, chemotherapy, and Gaimen. Believe it or not all of this revolved around the theory of Multiple Intelligences.
*Apologies for any audio issues, after this episode, I finally splurged on Riverside for recording and better audio editing software.
1:49 Deepass Chakra and the Interface Theory of Perception -Join the Discord to see what book we’re reading currently
4:22 Matt’s Multincellectual self-assessment - Each guest will rate themselves as we progress. - share your ratings!
6:45 Matt loves materialist reductionism but might be into the salad bar approach to psychometrics
10:01 G is kinda folk wisdom as it requires the current modern context
13:48 Nobody likes G. Everybody loves MI, but MI is pretty much Meyers Briggs
18:30 Is G a crude measure that needs refinement? The boundary between intelligence and aptitude
21:29 Howard Gardner’s criteria for intelligence “catnip” for teachers
25:09 Matt’s favorite type of intelligence - Wordincelectual
29:40 Therapy and intrapersonal intelligence
32:44 The problem with Gurus
36:11 The capital T Truth, mutual mental masturbation, sexual incellectualism, and Jaak Panksepp’s
38:31 - Brett, a spatial linguist has very good words and does not fall down
42:23 The possibility of MI in remedial education?
45:38 Robert Sternberg’s Triarchic Theory of Intelligence
50:16 Is Howie an “accidental” guru or did he just get the Attention Economy before everyone else?
55:00 Existential intelligence, effective altruism, and the survival of the species
Challenge for Episode 2: Spend 4 hours out in nature, and record your observations.
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