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Rethinking expertise, Harry Collins and Robert Evans

Label
Rethinking expertise
Title
Rethinking expertise
Statement of responsibility
Harry Collins and Robert Evans
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "What does it mean to be an expert? Traditionally, expertise has been associated with authoritative knowledge, honed by practice and certified by powerful institutions. Scientists, of course, are often presumed to be the ultimate experts, but it is exactly in this area that the importance of defining what it means to be an expert is paramount. 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 the problem of expertise in the context of modern society and go on to offer a Periodic Table of Expertises based on the idea of tacit knowledge - in other words, knowledge that we have but cannot explain. They then explore how some expertises are used to judge others, how we judge between experts even when we are not experts ourselves, and how credentials are used to judge experts. A central new concept in the book and, the authors argue, in society, is interactional expertise - a proficiency in the language of a specialism if not in its practices. Here, they describe experiments in which people with interactional expertise showed themselves to be indistinguishable from full-fledged experts in imitation games." "Throughout, Collins and Evans ask an important question: how can the public make use of science and technology before there is consensus in the scientific community? This is a quandary that has wide implications for public policy and for those who seek to understand and benefit from science. The authors offer a balanced assessment of the main issues and propose a new understanding of how to extend public participation in technical decision-making without abandoning the idea of expertise as real, useful, and necessary."
  • "Rethinking Expertise will be of interest to scientists and scholars in science studies but will also have implications for decision makers and experts across many fields - in technology, education, sociology, legal studies, psychology, philosophy, computer engineering, and business."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Collins, H. M.
Dewey number
  • 306.4/5
  • 158.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM651
LC item number
.C64 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Evans, Robert
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Knowledge, Sociology of
  • Expertise
  • Science
  • Professional Competence
Label
Rethinking expertise, Harry Collins and Robert Evans
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [147]-153) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Why expertise? -- The periodic table of expertises 1 : ubiquitous and specialist expertises -- The periodic table of expertises 2 : meta-expertises and meta-criteria -- Interactional expertise and embodiment -- Walking the talk: experiments on color blindness, perfect pitch, and gravitational waves -- New demarcation criteria -- Conclusion: science, the citizen, and the role of social science -- Appendix: waves of science studies
Control code
141187914
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
159 pages
Isbn
9780226113609
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007022671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)141187914
Label
Rethinking expertise, Harry Collins and Robert Evans
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [147]-153) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Why expertise? -- The periodic table of expertises 1 : ubiquitous and specialist expertises -- The periodic table of expertises 2 : meta-expertises and meta-criteria -- Interactional expertise and embodiment -- Walking the talk: experiments on color blindness, perfect pitch, and gravitational waves -- New demarcation criteria -- Conclusion: science, the citizen, and the role of social science -- Appendix: waves of science studies
Control code
141187914
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
159 pages
Isbn
9780226113609
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007022671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)141187914

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