Social Epistemology 32 (6):397-418 (2018)

Christian Quast
University of Münster
The interdisciplinary debate about the nature of expertise often conflates having expertise with either the individual possession of competences or a certain role ascription. In contrast to this, the paper attempts to demonstrate how different dimensions of expertise ascription are inextricably interwoven. As a result, a balanced account of expertise will be proposed that more accurately determines the closer relationship between the expert’s dispositions, their manifestations and the expert’s function. This finally results in an advanced understanding of expertise that views someone as an expert only if she is undefeatedly disposed to fulfill a contextually salient service function adequately at the moment of assessment.
Keywords Social epistemology  Expertise  Dispositions  Functional approach  Reductionism,  Ascriptivism
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DOI 10.1080/02691728.2018.1546349
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