Experts in Dialogue: An Introduction [Book Review]

Argumentation 25 (3):275-283 (2011)
Different approaches to expertise and argumentation are discussed. After introducing the problem of expertise and its present day significance in a historical context, various connections with the study of arguments are highlighted. The need for and potential of argumentation analysis to contribute to existing research in social epistemology, science studies, and cognitive science, is discussed, touching on the problems of reasoning and argumentation, embodiment, tacit knowledge, expert context versus public context, expert disagreement, persuasion versus justification, and argument analysis as meta-expertise. As the arguments used by experts constitute a boundary object, we presume that a dialogue format is suitable to address central problems of the special issue “Rethinking Arguments from Experts”
Keywords Expertise  Argumentation  Social epistemology  Meta-expertise  Ad verecundiam arguments  Ethos
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DOI 10.1007/s10503-011-9220-0
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