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What is MACHIVELLIAN INTELLIGENCE ?

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Asked by radhakrishnan, 14 Sep '09 08:45 am
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In cognitive science and evolutionary psychology, Machiavellian intelligence (also known as political intelligence or social intelligence) is the capacity of an entity to be in a successful political engagement with social groups.

Machiavelli's teachings continue to influence all levels of Western society. Take for example a situation presented by Michael Walzer: An elementary school needs a new roof. Simple as it may seem, much of Machiavelli's theories will be put to use. Money from a budget must be allocated by officials, each of them lobbying for what they think is most important. Even then, if money is allocated towards a new roof, a construction contractor must be hired. One must consistently consider, What is behind this lower estimate for the construction work? Why does this company want this small contract? Many questions must be asked in order to identify deception. In the end, all anyone can ever do is "strive to make an informed decision based on the best evidence, and t ...more
Answered by Satish Kamath, 14 Sep '09 08:53 am

 
  
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If you know pl tell
Answered by SOMASUNDARAM MAHADEVAN, 14 Sep '09 08:50 am

 
  
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A diminishing aspect in certain circles in India compared to China
Answered by AANEWS AGENCY, 18 Apr '10 09:54 am

 
  
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Dont Know.
Answered by Nachiket, 15 Sep '09 10:38 am

 
  
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Machiavellian intelligence (also known as political intelligence or social intelligence) is the capacity of an entity to be in a successful political engagement with social groups. The first introduction of this concept to primatology came from Frans de Waal's book "Chimpanzee Politics" (1982), which described social maneuvering while explicitly quoting Machiavelli.
Answered by sudesh, 14 Sep '09 10:13 am

 
  
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