Keywords:Trespassing, Epidemics, Expert Knowledge, Expertise and the Media, Science Instruction
AbstractIn public debates on the current epidemic, ‘trespassing’ may refer to those who venture out of their area of expertise. But the study of epidemics requires heterogeneous competences and a multidisciplinary approach: here, to get out of your own sphere is a positive action, indeed necessary. ‘Trespassing’ is rather that practice whereby people who are endowed with recognized disciplinary competence and credibility in a particular field of study, use this credibility to give authority to statements in fields far from their area of expertise. Even under this restrictive definition, the widespread diffusion of the phenomenon is there for all to see.
How to Cite
Ferretti, A. (2021). Trespassing. Lexicon Philosophicum: International Journal for the History of Texts and Ideas, (8). https://doi.org/10.19283/lph-20208.689
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