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The death of expertise

  1. Nichols, Thomas M., 1960- The death of expertise : the campaign against established knowledge and why it matters / Tom Nichols. -- New York : Oxford University Press, 2017. -- ©2017. -- Scope and content: "Today, everyone knows everything: with only a quick trip through WebMD or Wikipedia, average citizens believe themselves to be on an equal intellectual footing with doctors and diplomats. All voices, even the most ridiculous, demand to be taken with equal seriousness, and any claim to the contrary is dismissed as undemocratic elitism. This book shows how this rejection of experts has occurred: the openness of the internet, the emergence of a customer satisfaction model in higher education, and the transformation of the news industry into a 24-hour entertainment machine, among other reasons. When ordinary citizens believe that no one knows more than anyone else, democratic institutions themselves are in danger of falling either to populism or to technocracy or, in the worst case, a combination of both." --Cover. -- ISBN : 978-0-19-046941-2 (vázáno). informace * veřejné mínění * věda a technika * demokracie

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