The Philosophy of Expertise
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Philosophy of Expertise by Robert P. Crease
Book DescriptionFrom the use of expert testimony in the courtroom to the advice we rely on to solve key economic, political, and social problems, expertise is an essential part of our decision-making process. However, the extent to which experts can be trusted is a subject of persistent and contentious debate. The Philosophy of Expertise is the first collection to explore the fundamental philosophical issues surrounding these authorities and their expert knowledge. Part 1 considers the problems surrounding the issue of trust and deference; part 2 launches a phenomenological clarification of expertise that pinpoints the universal structures embodied in cognition and affect; and part 3 examines the consequences of the social and technical externalization of expertise. Contributors including Edward Said, Alvin Goldman, Peter Singer, Hubert Dreyfus, Julia Annas, Harry Collins, and Don Ihde draw on a number of intellectual approaches to explore the justification of expert authority, the potentially dangerous role of expertise in a liberal democratic society, how laypeople can critique experts, and the social and ideological character of expert advice. The contributors also discuss the reasoning process of judges and juries, the ancient Greek view of moral conduct, and the incorporation of experts into governmental bureaucracy. By honestly tackling the legitimacy and consistency of various positions, this volume sheds much-needed light on the theoretical dimensions of a controversial and pervasive practice. Contributors: Alvin I. Goldman, Don Ihde, Edward Said, Evan Selinger and John Mix, Evan Selinger and Robert P. Crease, H. M. Collins and Robert Evans, H l ne Mialet, Hubert Dreyfus, John Hardwig, Julia Annas, Paul Feyerabend, Peter Singer, Scott Brewer, Steve Fuller, Steven Turner
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780231136440
(232mm x 155mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 25-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Robert P. Crease
Robert P. Crease is a professor of philosophy at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, and has written extensively on issues at the intersection of science and society. Evan Selinger is assistant professor of philosophy at the Rochester Institute of Technology and is the editor of Chasing Techno-Science: Matrix for Materiality and coeditor of Expanding Phenomenology: A Critical Companion to Ihde.
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