Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
I argue that an account of recognizing experts can be drawn from the dialogues of Plato in which Socrates is engaged in the activities he describes in the Apology, that he is an expert in recognizing experts, and that this supports his argument that no one can be an expert in ethics. I also show that his account contains a decision procedure for recognizing experts and a view about the nature of expertise (from which that procedure is derived) that is very plausible for his purpose.
Chair and Committee
Rebecca Copenhaver, Anya Plutynski, Luis Salas, Allan Silverman,
Henry, Jeremy Samuel, "Socrates the Expert" (2023). Arts & Sciences Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2856.