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The Resource The death of expertise : the campaign against established knowledge and why it matters, Tom Nichols

The death of expertise : the campaign against established knowledge and why it matters, Tom Nichols

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The death of expertise : the campaign against established knowledge and why it matters
Title
The death of expertise
Title remainder
the campaign against established knowledge and why it matters
Statement of responsibility
Tom Nichols
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Language
eng
Summary
"Thanks to technological advances and increasing levels of education, we have access to more information than ever before. Yet rather than ushering in a new era of enlightenment, the information age has helped fuel a surge in narcissistic and misguided intellectual egalitananism that has crippled informed debates on any number of issues. 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. As Tom Nichols shows in The Death of Expertise, this rejection of experts has occurred for many reasons, including 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. Paradoxically, the increasingly democratic dissemination of information, rather than producing an educated public, has instead created an army of ill-informed and angry citizens who denounce intellectual achievement and distrust experts. Nichols has deeper concerns than the current rejection of expertise and learning, noting that 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. The Death of Expertise is not only an exploration of a dangerous phenomenon but also a warning about the stability and survival of modern democracy in the Information Age."--Jacket
Summary
From the anti-vaccination movement to citizen blogging to uninformed attacks on GMOs, the nation has witnessed a surge in intellectual egalitarianism. While increased access to information undoubtedly brings some societal benefits, the leap to enlightenment that millions of lightly educated people believe they make after scouring WebMD or Wikipedia undermines established sources of knowledge
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10554381
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DLC
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1960-
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Nichols, Tom
Dewey number
303.48/33
Index
index present
LC call number
HM851
LC item number
.N54 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Information society
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Knowledge, Sociology of
  • Expertise
  • Education, Higher
  • Internet
  • Education, Higher
  • Expertise
  • Information society
  • Internet
  • Knowledge, Sociology of
  • Knowledge, Theory of
Target audience
adult
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the campaign against established knowledge and why it matters
Label
The death of expertise : the campaign against established knowledge and why it matters, Tom Nichols
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The death of expertise -- Experts and citizens -- How conversation became exhausting -- Higher education : the customer is always right -- Let me google that for you : how unlimited information is making us dumber -- The "new" new journalism, and lots of it -- When the experts are wrong -- Conclusion: Experts and democracy
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ocn965120125
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 252 pages
Isbn
9780190469412
Lccn
2016037219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)965120125
Label
The death of expertise : the campaign against established knowledge and why it matters, Tom Nichols
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The death of expertise -- Experts and citizens -- How conversation became exhausting -- Higher education : the customer is always right -- Let me google that for you : how unlimited information is making us dumber -- The "new" new journalism, and lots of it -- When the experts are wrong -- Conclusion: Experts and democracy
Control code
ocn965120125
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 252 pages
Isbn
9780190469412
Lccn
2016037219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)965120125

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