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Author Watson, Jamie Carlin, author
Title Expertise : a philosophical introduction / Jamie Carlin Watson
Imprint London, UK ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, 2021
book jacket
 Euro-Am 3F Western Mat.  001.01 W3344 2021    DUE 11-11-22  -  30500101567306
 人文社會聯圖  BD161 .W38 2021    AVAILABLE    30660020242371
Descript xxiii, 244 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
"What does it mean to be an expert? What sort of authority do experts really have? And what role should they play in today's society? Addressing why ever larger segments of society are skeptical of what experts say, Expertise: A Philosophical Introduction reviews contemporary philosophical debates and introduces what an account of expertise needs to accomplish in order to be believed. Drawing on research from philosophers and sociologists, chapters explore widely held accounts of expertise and uncover their limitations, outlining a set of conceptual criteria a successful account of expertise should meet. By providing suggestions for how a philosophy of expertise can inform practical disciplines such as politics, religion, and applied ethics, this timely introduction to a topic of pressing importance reveals what philosophical thinking about expertise can contribute to growing concerns about experts in the 21st century"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Knowledge, Theory of
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