Experts: What they are and how we recognize them—a discussion of Alvin goldman’s views

Grazer Philosophische Studien 79 (1):187-205 (2009)
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What are experts? Are there only experts in a subjective sense or are there also experts in an objective sense? And how, if at all, may non-experts recognize experts in an objective sense? In this paper, I approach these important questions by discussing Alvin I. Goldman's thoughts about how to define objective epistemic authority and about how non-experts are able to identify experts. I argue that a multiple epistemic desiderata approach is superior to Goldman's purely veritistic approach.



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Oliver R. Scholz
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