Social Epistemology (2):1-11 (2019)

Authors
Michel Croce
University College Dublin
Abstract
This paper attempts to provide a remedy to a surprising lacuna in the current discussion in the epistemology of expertise, namely the lack of a theory accounting for the epistemic authority of collective agents. After introducing a service conception of epistemic authority based on Alvin Goldman’s account of a cognitive expert, I argue that this service conception is well suited to account for the epistemic authority of collective bodies on a non-summativist perspective, and I show in detail how the defining requirements of an expert can apply to epistemic groups.
Keywords expertise  epistemic authority  collective epistemology  collective authority  epistemic virtues  group virtues
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1080/02691728.2019.1577511
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

 PhilArchive page | Other versions
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Knowledge in a Social World.Alvin I. Goldman - 1999 - Oxford University Press.
Intelligent Virtue.Julia Annas - 2011 - Oxford University Press.
The Morality of Freedom.Joseph Raz - 1986 - Philosophy 63 (243):119-122.
Rethinking Expertise.H. M. Collins & Robert Evans - 2007 - University of Chicago Press.

View all 49 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Collective Epistemic Virtues.Reza Lahroodi - 2007 - Social Epistemology 21 (3):281 – 297.
Other–Regarding Epistemic Virtues.Jason Kawall - 2002 - Ratio 15 (3):257–275.
Collective Epistemic Goals.Don Fallis - 2007 - Social Epistemology 21 (3):267 – 280.
Expert Testimony, Law and Epistemic Authority.Tony Ward - 2017 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 34 (2):263-277.
Epistemic authority and autonomy of the epistemic subject.Igor Gasparov - 2017 - Epistemology and Philosophy of Science 53 (3):108-122.
Zagzebski on Authority and Preemption in the Domain of Belief.Arnon Keren - 2014 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 6 (4):61-76.
Bocheński on Authority.Anna Brożek - 2013 - Studies in East European Thought 65 (1-2):115-133.
Believing on Authority.Matthew A. Benton - 2014 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 6 (4):133-144.
A Defense of Epistemic Authority.Linda Zagzebski - 2013 - Res Philosophica 90 (2):293-306.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2019-04-08

Total views
254 ( #33,639 of 2,411,639 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
39 ( #20,429 of 2,411,639 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes