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Expert Authority | Simply Philosophy

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Expert opinion can be wrong. We all know that it is right a lot of the time, but sometimes we cannot understand the reasons why experts believe what they do. There are also times when experts do not agree with each other. There are even times when experts can to know things they do not … Continue reading Expert Authority | Simply Philosophy

Experts vs. Non-experts – Simply Philosophy

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I have said that the only difference between experts and non-experts is that experts have some knowledge that non-experts do not have. Not all experts are equal. There is no great gulf between experts and non-experts. Rather, there is a gradual increase in expertise as we move from non-experts to experts. Similarly, experts in one … Continue reading Experts vs. Non-experts – Simply Philosophy

Knowing Expert Opinion – Simply Philosophy

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So far, I have discussed issues about when we should believe experts and what evidence we can use against good expert opinion. However, there is another issue. Most of the time, experts do not say that almost all experts agree with me, and the same number of experts have reasons within our knowledge for that … Continue reading Knowing Expert Opinion – Simply Philosophy

Democracy and Experts – Simply Philosophy

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In the Western world, we tend to believe that democracy is the best form of government. We also believe that political problems ought to be solved in a democratic fashion. However, this is not always true. Democracy can only solve a certain kind of social problem. Democracy can only solve problems that do not require … Continue reading Democracy and Experts – Simply Philosophy