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Facing the tragedy of change in the semiotic process : the role of science
Giampietro, Mario (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Kovacic, Zora (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)

Data: 2019
Resum: We offer an interpretation of the concepts of integrity and quality of science based on semiotics. Science is a key component of the semiotic process in society, its role being the selection of representations of relevant events for guiding policy with the ultimate goal of preserving society's identity. The fitness of scientific information depends on the definition of its usefulness and relevance, and, therefore, on the identity of the 'self' of the semiotic process. Several distinct definitions of identity co-exist that are negotiated across levels (individuals, households, communities). Growing feelings of belonging to a post-truth world signal a failure in the preservation of the integrity of the semiotic process: scientific crises are coupled with social and political crises in an impredicative way. It is concluded that science should evolve from being a mere source of facts to a source of insights about how to deal with the tragedy of change.
Nota: Unidad de excelencia María de Maeztu MdM-2015-0552
Nota: Número d'acord de subvenció EC/H2020/689669
Nota: Número d'acord de subvenció MINECO/MDM-2015-0552
Drets: Tots els drets reservats
Llengua: Anglès
Document: article ; recerca ; Versió acceptada per publicar
Matèria: Semiotic process ; Integrity and quality in science ; Post-normal science ; Post-truth world ; Tragedy of change ; Science for governance
Publicat a: International journal of sustainable development, Vol. 22, Núm. 1/2 (2019) , p. 88-109, ISSN 1741-5268

DOI: 10.1504/IJSD.2019.104729


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