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In Defence of Scepticism

  • Barry Turner
Chapter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

Of all the English words debased by overuse, ‘expert’ and ‘expertise’ are among the most frequently abused. Anyone who does anything, however mundane, with a modicum of skill, is said to be an expert. And along with the appellation goes the presumed right to instruct the rest of us on how to think and act.

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2008

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  • Barry Turner

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