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Cinta de moebio

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MARINEZ-SANCHEZ, César; LABRANA-VARGAS, Julio  y  MATUS-SEPULVEDA, Teresa. Systemic coordination in the public sphere: observing the conversion of scientific expertise into trust from the functional systemic model and the formal pragmatic model. Cinta moebio [online]. 2019, n.65, pp.209-226. ISSN 0717-554X.

This article seeks to observe the differences between the functional-systemic model and the pragmatic-formal model in their understanding of scientific expertise and its role in modern societies. First, a brief diagnosis about the importance of trust in scientific expertise in contemporary society and how this process has been analyzed in the specialized literature will be made. Then, the description of scientific knowledge will be analyzed from the point of view of the functional systemic model. Using the concepts of functional differentiation and structural coupling, it will be argued that scientific knowledge is here considered a specialized form of communication characteristic of a functional system. Next, the approximation of the formal-pragmatic model is described. Of special importance here are the ideas of lifeworld and public sphere. On the basis of these characterizations, the visions of these authors are compared and the differences are analyzed in relation to their conceptualization of expertise. It is then suggested that the differences between these two models in relation to the ontological status of the lifeworld shape their views of scientific expertise as well as current debates on this topic. The article ends with a summary and possible future line of research.

Palabras clave : expert; scientific; knowledge; trust; social; systems; theory; formal; pragmatism.

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