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 knowledge-knowledge 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 ...

Rethinking Expertise 2009, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226113616

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Rethinking Expertise 2007, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226113609