Philosophical questions surrounding skill and expertise can be traced back as far as Ancient Greece, China, and India. In the twentieth century, skilled action was an important factor in the work of phenomenologists such as Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty and analytic philosophers including Gilbert Ryle. However, as a subject in its own right it has, until now, remained largely in the background.

The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Skill and Expertise is an outstanding reference source and the first major collection of its kind, reflecting the explosion of interest in the topic in recent years. Comprising thirty-nine chapters written by leading international contributors, the Handbook is organized into six clear parts:

• Skill in the history of philosophy (East and West)
• Skill in epistemology
• Skill, intelligence, and agency
• Skill in perception, imagination, and emotion
• Skill, language, and social cognition
• Skill and expertise in normative philosophy.

Essential reading for students and researchers in philosophy of mind and psychology, epistemology, and ethics, The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Skill and Expertise is also suitable for those in related disciplines such as social psychology and cognitive science. It is also relevant to those who are interested in conceptual issues underlying skill and expertise in fields such as sport, the performing arts, and medicine.

chapter |25 pages

Introduction to The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Skill and Expertise

ByEllen Fridland, Carlotta Pavese

part Part I|106 pages

Skill in the history of philosophy (East and West)

chapter 1|11 pages

Skill and Virtuosity in Buddhist and Daoist Philosophy

ByJay L. Garfield, Graham Priest

chapter 2|13 pages

Skill and Expertise in Three Schools of Classical Chinese Thought

ByHagop Sarkissian

chapter 3|12 pages

Volition, Action, and Skill in Indian Buddhist Philosophy

ByMatthew MacKenzie

chapter 4|11 pages

TechnĒ in the Platonic Dialogues

ByTom Angier

chapter 5|12 pages

TechnÊ in Aristotle’s Taxonomy of Knowledge

ByThomas K. Johansen

chapter 6|12 pages

Mendelssohn and Kant on Virtue as a Skill

ByMelissa Merritt

chapter 7|13 pages

Gilbert Ryle on Skill as Knowledge-how*

ByMichael Kremer

chapter 8|10 pages

Anscombe on Action and Practical Knowledge

ByWill Small

chapter 9|10 pages

Hubert Dreyfus on Practical and Embodied Intelligence*

ByKristina Gehrman, John Schwenkler

part Part II|46 pages

Skill in epistemology

chapter 10|11 pages

Knowledge, skill and virtue epistemology

ByDuncan Pritchard

chapter 11|11 pages

Skill and Knowledge

ByErnest Sosa, Laura Frances Callahan

chapter 12|11 pages

Know how and Skill

The puzzles of priority and equivalence
ByYuri Cath

chapter 13|11 pages

Knowledge as Skill

ByStephen Hetherington

part Part III|100 pages

Skill, intelligence, and agency

chapter 14|13 pages

Consciousness and Skill

ByBarbara Gail Montero

chapter 15|13 pages

Embodied Experience in the Cognitive Ecologies of Skilled Performance

ByJohn Sutton, Kath Bicknell

chapter 16|12 pages

Automaticity, Control, and Attention in Skill

ByWayne Wu

chapter 17|7 pages

Automatizing Knowledge

Confusion over what cognitive neuroscience tells us about intellectualism
ByJohn W. Krakauer

chapter 18|19 pages

Practical Representation*

ByCarlotta Pavese

chapter 19|13 pages

The Nature of Skill

Functions and control structures
ByEllen Fridland

chapter 20|11 pages

The Intelligence of Motor Control

ByMyrto Mylopoulos

chapter 21|10 pages

The Targets of Skill, and their Importance

ByJoshua Shepherd

part Part IV|83 pages

Skill in perception, imagination, and emotion

chapter 22|11 pages

Embodying Expertise as a Performer and Perceiver

Insights from the arts and robotics
ByEmily S. Cross

chapter 23|14 pages

Motor Representation and Knowledge of Skilled Action

ByCorrado Sinigaglia, Stephen A. Butterfill

chapter 24|8 pages

Skill and Expertise in Perception*

BySusanna Siegel

chapter 25|10 pages

Perceptual Skills

ByDustin Stokes, Bence Nanay

chapter 26|11 pages

Skill, Visual Prejudice, and Know-How

ByKeota Fields

chapter 27|12 pages

The Skill of Imagination

ByAmy Kind

chapter 28|15 pages

Emotion Recognition as a Social Skill

ByGen Eickers, Jesse Prinz

part Part V|68 pages

Skill, language, and social cognition

chapter 29|13 pages

Skill and Expertise in Joint Action

ByJames Strachan, Günther Knoblich, Natalie Sebanz

chapter 30|16 pages

Self- and Other-Awareness in Joint Expert Performance

ByShaun Gallagher, Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza

chapter 31|15 pages

The Evolution of Skilled Imitative Learning

A social attention hypothesis
ByAntonella Tramacere, Richard Moore

chapter 32|10 pages

Semantic Competence

ByDiego Marconi

chapter 33|12 pages

Pragmatic Competence*

ByFilippo Domaneschi, Valentina Bambini

part Part VI|86 pages

Skill and expertise in normative philosophy

chapter 34|12 pages

Moral Expertise

ByJulia Driver

chapter 35|15 pages

A Theory of Political Expertise

ByAlexander A. Guerrero

chapter 36|16 pages

Skills of Justice

ByPaul Bloomfield

chapter 37|11 pages

Why Moral Philosophers are not the Most Virtuous People

ByBana Bashour

chapter 38|15 pages

Virtue as Skill

Self-regulation and social psychology
ByMatt Stichter

chapter 39|15 pages

De-Biasing, Skill, and Intergroup Virtue

ByMichael Brownstein