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Confidence what is it?

08 Aug

As we have said the theme of trust is a recurring theme in postmodernity, but whatConfiança does it really mean, because exactly this theme has entered this time of change?
The responses of Giddens (1991) are very relevant and bring good reflections, from the page to page 65 that we read in two steps, first 9 questions of confidence:
1 – It is related to an absence in time and space, although some authors give preference to time (Being and time, for example) and others to space (movements occupy themselves and the thoughts of “engagement”). Clarifies: There would be no need to trust anyone if their attitudes and thought processes were visible.
2 – Confidence is “basically linked” to contingency and not risk as can be assumed, that is, credibility must be given to contingent results, whether in relation to the action of individuals or systems.
3 – Confidence is different from faith in a person or system, it is that which derives from this faith, so has little faith that little trust, it is the link between faith and belief, according to Giddens, is this that distinguishes it from “inductive knowledge Weak, “for in a sense it must be” blind. ”
4 – The author speaks in confidence in symbolic tokens or expert systems, but of course, this isn´t based on faith, it may be of a certain faith in systems, but “it refers rather to proper functioning than to its operation as such,” Here many are deceived.
6 – In modernity, trust exists in contexts: a) general awareness of human activity, b) broadly expanded transformative scope of human action, by modern institutions, but the concept of risk replaces that of fortune, but does not mean that the pre -moderns had no notion of risk or danger, only that natural causes and chance replaced religious cosmologies, read for example “Chance and Chaos” by D. Ruelle.
7 – Risk and danger are closely linked, but they are not the same, risk presupposes danger, but danger is an ill-calculated and inconsequential risk.
8 – Risk and trust are intertwined, trust serves to reduce or minimize hazards.
9 – Risk is not an individual issue, there are “risk environments” and the tradition or the term that I prefer to use “the original culture” is a way of integrating and monitoring the space-time action of a community.
I did not skip the fifth one, it was just to emphasize it is possible as the author says, at this point “a definition” that is the “credibility belief” of a certain person or system, in view of “results and events together” , Of course this is wrapped in “love” or “principles.”
Here we understand why it is postmodern, for this must presuppose values ​​and we will return to this.

GIDDENS, Anthony. The consequences of Modernity. Stanford: Univ. Stanford Press, 1990.