The routledge handbook of philosophy of skill and expertise

Ellen Fridland* (Editor), Carlotta Pavese (Editor)

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Philosophical questions surrounding skill and expertise can be traced back as far as Ancient Greece, China, and India. In the twentieth century, skilled action was an important factor in the work of phenomenologists such as Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty and analytic philosophers including Gilbert Ryle. However, as a subject in its own right it has, until now, remained largely in the background. The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Skill and Expertise is an outstanding reference source and the first major collection of its kind, reflecting the explosion of interest in the topic in recent years. Comprising thirty-nine chapters written by leading international contributors, the Handbook is organized into six clear parts: Skill in the history of philosophy (East and West) Skill in epistemology Skill, intelligence, and agency Skill in perception, imagination, and emotion Skill, language, and social cognition Skill and expertise in normative philosophy. Essential reading for students and researchers in philosophy of mind and psychology, epistemology, and ethics, The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Skill and Expertise is also suitable for those in related disciplines such as social psychology and cognitive science. It is also relevant to those who are interested in conceptual issues underlying skill and expertise in fields such as sport, the performing arts, and medicine.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherTaylor and Francis Ltd.
Number of pages517
ISBN (Electronic)9781315180809
ISBN (Print)9780367533373
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2020


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