The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Skill and Expertise

1st Edition

Ellen Fridland, Carlotta Pavese

August 21, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 576 Pages - 12 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138744776 - CAT# Y327962
Series: Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

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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 recent years. Comprising thirty-nine chapters written by leading international contributors, the Handbook is organised into six clear parts:

  • Skill in the History of Philosophy (East & 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.

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