Jamie Carlin Watson is Assistant Professor of Medical Humanities and Bioethics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, USA.
If anyone doubted the importance of expertise in modern life, or the complexities of dealing with it, the current world circumstances will have changed their mind. Jamie Carlin Watson has provided a serious and highly accessible philosophical introduction to the literature on the topic, as well as providing his own synthetic view. * Stephen Turner, Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy, University of South Florida, USA * Traditionally, the study of expertise could be represented by a Venn diagram with psychology and philosophy strongly overlapping. A third component, sociology, has more recently been added to the scheme. Jamie Carlin Watson is the first to embark on a survey of the whole terrain, approaching it critically from the point of view of a philosopher. * Harry Collins, Distinguished Research Professor, Cardiff University, UK * Expertise is a multifaceted concept, requiring the subtle, multidisciplinary treatment that Watson offers in this book. * Philip E. Tetlock, Annenberg University Chair, University of Pennsylvania, USA * While this is a valuable contribution to the philosophy of expertise, it is not only for philosophers. This is an excellent book for both research and teaching purposes, with something to offer those looking for a comprehensive introduction to expertise as it has been theorized across philosophy, psychology, and sociology, as well as those of us who specialize in these disciplines and could use some help escaping our epistemic bubbles and echo chambers. * Metapsychology *