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Rethinking Expertise.

Author: Harry Collins; Robert Evans
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. Collins and Evans present a Periodic Table of Expertises based on the idea of tacit knowledgeknowledge that we have but cannot explain. They then look at how some expertises are used to judge others, how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Collins; Robert Evans
ISBN: 9780226113623 0226113620 1281959421 9781281959423
OCLC Number: 476229079
Description: 1 online resource (173 pages)
Contents: List of Illustrations; Preface and Acknowledgments; INTRODUCTION; ONE / The Periodic Table of Expertises 1: Ubiquitous and Specialist Expertises; TWO / The Periodic Table of Expertises 2: Meta-expertises and Meta-criteria; THREE / Interactional Expertise and Embodiment; FOUR / Walking the Talk: Experiments on Color Blindness, Perfect Pitch, and Gravitational W; FIVE / New Demarcation Criteria; CONCLUSION / Science, the Citizen, and the Role of Social Science; APPENDIX / Waves of Science Studies; Bibliography; Index.

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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. Collins and Evans present a Periodic Table of Expertises based on the idea of tacit knowledgeknowledge that we have but cannot explain. They then look at how some expertises are used to judge others, how laypeople judge between experts, and how credentials are used to evaluate them. Throughout, Collins and Evans ask an important question: how can the public make use of science and.

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