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Thought in ActionExpertise and the Conscious Mind$
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Barbara Gail Montero

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199596775

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596775.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

What Can a Philosopher Tell You About Expertise?

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(p.1) Introduction
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Thought in Action
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Barbara Gail Montero

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596775.003.0001

The scientific research on expertise is flourishing. Is there a need for a philosophical account as well? After discussing some of the differences and similarities between philosophical and scientific inquiry, this chapter answers that question. It also explains the methodology employed throughout the book, which encompasses the principle that, barring any good reason for doubt, first-person accounts of one’s own mental processes can be accepted at face value, a principle that roughly follows from Tyler Burge’s “acceptance principle.” It also discusses the difficulty of achieving ecological validity when performing controlled experiments on experts, and provides and outline of the rest of the book.

Keywords:   expertise, methodology, controlled experiments, ecological validity, first-person, introspection, Burge, acceptance principle

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