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Social Externalism and the Ontology of Competence

Davis, A.J.



Social externalism implies that many competences are not personal assets separable from social and cultural environments but complex states of affairs involving individuals and persisting features of social reality. The paper explores the consequences for competence identity over time and across contexts, and hence for the predictive role usually accorded to competences.


Davis, A. (2005). Social Externalism and the Ontology of Competence. Philosophical Explorations, 8(3), 297-308.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2005-09
Deposit Date Jan 29, 2007
Journal Philosophical Explorations
Print ISSN 1386-9795
Electronic ISSN 1741-5918
Publisher Taylor and Francis Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 8
Issue 3
Pages 297-308