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Rethinking Expertise

Rethinking Expertise

by Harry Collins, Robert Evans
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226113612

ISBN-13: 9780226113616

Pub. Date: 03/15/2009

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

What does it mean to be an expert? In Rethinking Expertise, Harry Collins and Robert Evans offer a radical new perspective on the role of expertise in the practice of science and the public evaluation of technology.

Overview

What does it mean to be an expert? In Rethinking Expertise, Harry Collins and Robert Evans offer a radical new perspective on the role of expertise in the practice of science and the public evaluation of technology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226113616
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
03/15/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
949,295
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Preface and Acknowledgments xi

Introduction Why Expertise? 1

1 The Periodic Table of Expertises 1: Ubiquitous and Specialist Expertises 13

2 The Periodic Table of Expertises 2: Meta-expertises and Meta-criteria 45

3 Interactional Expertise and Embodiment 77

4 Walking the Talk: Experiments on Color Blindness, Perfect Pitch, and Gravitational Waves 91

5 New Demarcation Criteria 113

Conclusion Science, the Citizen, and the Role of Social Science 134

Appendix Waves of Science Studies 143

Bibliography 147

Index 155

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