Seminar: ‘Appeals to Authority in an Age of Expertise’

Science & Technology Studies Priority Group Seminar

“Appeals to Authority in an Age of Expertise”

Dr Catherine Hundleby

Department of Philosophy
University of Windsor, Ontario

1 – 2pm, Tuesday 3rd July 2012
Room A103, West Wing
Law & Social Sciences Building


The potential for experts to exploit their positions of authority requires attention to the role of epistemic work as part of the social division of labour. Expertise has not become so distant from social hierarchy as we sometimes fancy, and evaluating expertise in the context of argumentation requires political analysis.

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