Interactional expertise as a third kind of knowledge

@article{Collins2004InteractionalEA,
  title={Interactional expertise as a third kind of knowledge},
  author={H. Collins},
  journal={Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences},
  year={2004},
  volume={3},
  pages={125-143}
}
  • H. Collins
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology
  • Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences
AbstractBetween formal propositional knowledge and embodied skill lies ‘interactional expertise’—the ability to converse expertly about a practical skill or expertise, but without being able to practice it, learned through linguistic socialisation among the practitioners. Interactional expertise is exhibited by sociologists of scientific knowledge, by scientists themselves and by a large range of other actors. Attention is drawn to the distinction between the social and the individual… Expand
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