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Are experts right or are they members of expert groups?

Collins, Harold 2018. Are experts right or are they members of expert groups? Social Epistemology 32 (6) , pp. 351-357. 10.1080/02691728.2018.1546346

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Abstract

I describe an approach to the meaning of expertise that grows out of sociological approaches to the analysis of science such as ‘sociology of scientific knowledge’. This approach was introduced to counter certain political interpretations of the movement associated with that new perspective. Here, ‘Studies of Expertise and Experience’ is described and contrasted with standard philosophical and psychological approaches to expertise. It is suggested that it leads in new and interesting directions and suffers from fewer conceptual problems than these standard approaches.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0269-1728
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 21 December 2018
Date of Acceptance: 1 October 2018
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2020 13:23
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/117881

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