Domains of Generality: Commentary on Burkart et al.


Brain and Behavioural Science (forthcoming)

Co-Written with Marta Halina 

Final draft



We argue that general intelligence, as presented in the target article, generates multiple distinct and non-equivalent characterisations. Clarifying this central concept is necessary for assessing Burkart et al.’s proposal that the cultural intelligence hypothesis is the best explanation for the evolution of general intelligence. We assess this claim by considering two characterisations of general intelligence presented in the article.