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Emergent Expertise?

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The concept of emergence appears in various places within the literature on expertise and expert practice. Here, I examine some of these applications of emergence in the light of two prominent accounts of emergence from the philosophy of science and philosophy of mind. I evaluate these accounts with respect to several specific contexts in which emergence seems to be an appropriate way of characterizing expertise in groups. While it is sometimes assumed that emergent phenomena are in some way inexplicable, the two accounts of emergence I discuss highlight ways in which the concept of emergence relates to specific styles of explanation.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • McGivern, P. (2014). Emergent Expertise?. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 46 (6), 692-708.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84900826505

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1324

Number Of Pages


  • 16

Start Page


  • 692

End Page


  • 708

Volume


  • 46

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • The concept of emergence appears in various places within the literature on expertise and expert practice. Here, I examine some of these applications of emergence in the light of two prominent accounts of emergence from the philosophy of science and philosophy of mind. I evaluate these accounts with respect to several specific contexts in which emergence seems to be an appropriate way of characterizing expertise in groups. While it is sometimes assumed that emergent phenomena are in some way inexplicable, the two accounts of emergence I discuss highlight ways in which the concept of emergence relates to specific styles of explanation.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • McGivern, P. (2014). Emergent Expertise?. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 46 (6), 692-708.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84900826505

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1324

Number Of Pages


  • 16

Start Page


  • 692

End Page


  • 708

Volume


  • 46

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom