The Political Expert: A Soldeir of Fortune

Tomasz Żyro

Abstract

     Tomasz Żyro situates the rise and role of the expert in the period since the Age of Reason. In fact, his analysis reaches back to ancient Greece and Plato’s ideal of a politics guided by wisdom and virtue.  These are qualities associated with the vita contemplative, which is both indifferent to the passions and ideas of the crowd and does not depend on mastery of a specialized body of knowledge. Such mastery is associated with the expert in an age where science is the touchstone for truth and the legitimizer of intellectual authority.

 

Author Tomasz Żyro (Wydział Nauk Humanistycznych i Społecznych)
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- Wydział Nauk Humanistycznych i Społecznych
Pages31-44
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Book Żyro Tomasz, Brooks Stephen, Stasiak Dorota (eds.): Policy Expertise in Contemporary Democracies, no. 1 , 2012, Ashgate
Languageen angielski
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