In Howard Gardner's model of Multiple Intelligences, he accepts a category that he called "Existential Intelligence" that others prefer to call "Spiritual Intelligence."
I suppose if neither of those labels existed, and someone asked me to come up with a name for it, I'd propose to call it Systems Intelligence.
Existential Intelligence | WikipediaSome proponents of multiple intelligence theory proposed spiritual or religious intelligence as a possible additional type. Gardner did not want to commit to a spiritual intelligence, but suggested that an "existential" intelligence may be a useful construct. The hypothesis of an existential intelligence has been further explored by educational researchers.
I am one of those educational researchers who, in the process of studying the interplay of emotions and learning, finds that emotions associated with spiritual states are a significant factor in the learning process.
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