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Philosophy and Design : From Engineering to Architecture /

By: Kroes, Peter [author.].
Contributor(s): Vermaas, Pieter E [author.] | Light, Andrew [author.] | Moore, Steven A [author.] | SpringerLink (Online service).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 2008.Description: XIV, 360 p. online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781402065910.Subject(s): Philosophy | Ethics | Architecture | Engineering design | Philosophy | Ethics | Philosophy of Technology | Architecture, general | Engineering DesignDDC classification: 170 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Engineering Design -- Design in Engineering and Architecture: Towards an Integrated Philosophical Understanding -- Design, Use, and the Physical and Intentional Aspects of Technical Artifacts -- Designing is the Construction of Use Plans -- The Designer Fallacy and Technological Imagination -- Technological Design as an Evolutionary Process -- Deciding on Ethical Issues in Engineering Design -- Morality in Design: Design Ethics and the Morality of Technological Artifacts -- Thinking about Design: Critical Theory of Technology and the Design Process -- Design Culture and Acceptable Risk -- Alienability, Rivalry, and Exclusion Cost: Three Institutional Factors for Design -- Emerging Engineering Design -- Friends by Design: A Design Philosophy for Personal Robotics Technology -- Beyond Engineering: Software Design as Bridge over the Culture/Technology Dichotomy -- Technology Naturalized: A Challenge to Design for the Human Scale -- Re-Designing Humankind: The Rise of Cyborgs, a Desirable Goal? -- Designing People: A Post-Human Future? -- Redesigning Man? -- Design: Structure, Process, and Function: A Systems Methodology Perspective -- Co-Designing Social Systems by Designing Technical Artifacts: A Conceptual Approach -- Beyond Inevitability: Emphasizing the Role of Intention and Ethical Responsibility in Engineering Design -- Design and Responsibility: The Interdependence of Natural, Artifactual, and Human Systems -- Architectural Design -- Form and Process in the Transformation of the Architect's Role in Society -- Expert Culture, Representation, and Public Choice : Architectural Renderings as the Editing of Reality -- Diverse Designing: Sorting Out Function and Intention in Artifacts -- Design Criteria in Architecture -- Cities, Aesthetics, and Human Community: Some Thoughts on the Limits of Design -- Nature, Aesthetic Values, and Urban Design: Building the Natural City.
In: Springer eBooksSummary: This volume provides the reader with an integrated overview of state-of-the-art research in philosophy and ethics of design in engineering and architecture. It contains twenty-five essays that focus on engineering designing in its traditional sense, on designing in novel engineering domains, including ICT, genetics, and nanotechnology, designing of socio-technical systems, and on architectural and environmental designing. These essays are preceded by an introductory text structuring the field of philosophy and ethics of design in engineering and architecture as one in which a series of similar philosophical, societal, and ethical questions are asked. This volume enables the reader to overcome the traditional separation between engineering designing and architectural designing. The emerging discipline of designing socio-technical systems is shown to form an intermediate between engineering and architecture to which the philosophical and ethical analyses of both domains apply. This volume thus announces a challenging cross-fertilization between the philosophy and ethics of engineering and of architecture that will lay down the integrated ground works for the renewed interests in the importance of design in modern society. "Philosophy and Design: From Engineering to Architecture is a significant contribution to the expanding field of design studies. It brings questions of design into philosophy and thereby brings diverse philosophical perspectives to bear on conceptual, methodological, epistemological, metaphysical, and ethical issues of design. It is also the first collection of philosophical papers to bridge the divide between critical reflections on design in engineering and in architecture. After the publication of this well edited collection, it will be difficult for philosophy to ignore design as a theme as worthy of attention as such phenomena as scientific theory, aesthetic creativity, or political law." Carl Mitcham, Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies at the Colorado School of Mines and author of the authorative monograph "Thinking through Technology (1994)".
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Engineering Design -- Design in Engineering and Architecture: Towards an Integrated Philosophical Understanding -- Design, Use, and the Physical and Intentional Aspects of Technical Artifacts -- Designing is the Construction of Use Plans -- The Designer Fallacy and Technological Imagination -- Technological Design as an Evolutionary Process -- Deciding on Ethical Issues in Engineering Design -- Morality in Design: Design Ethics and the Morality of Technological Artifacts -- Thinking about Design: Critical Theory of Technology and the Design Process -- Design Culture and Acceptable Risk -- Alienability, Rivalry, and Exclusion Cost: Three Institutional Factors for Design -- Emerging Engineering Design -- Friends by Design: A Design Philosophy for Personal Robotics Technology -- Beyond Engineering: Software Design as Bridge over the Culture/Technology Dichotomy -- Technology Naturalized: A Challenge to Design for the Human Scale -- Re-Designing Humankind: The Rise of Cyborgs, a Desirable Goal? -- Designing People: A Post-Human Future? -- Redesigning Man? -- Design: Structure, Process, and Function: A Systems Methodology Perspective -- Co-Designing Social Systems by Designing Technical Artifacts: A Conceptual Approach -- Beyond Inevitability: Emphasizing the Role of Intention and Ethical Responsibility in Engineering Design -- Design and Responsibility: The Interdependence of Natural, Artifactual, and Human Systems -- Architectural Design -- Form and Process in the Transformation of the Architect's Role in Society -- Expert Culture, Representation, and Public Choice : Architectural Renderings as the Editing of Reality -- Diverse Designing: Sorting Out Function and Intention in Artifacts -- Design Criteria in Architecture -- Cities, Aesthetics, and Human Community: Some Thoughts on the Limits of Design -- Nature, Aesthetic Values, and Urban Design: Building the Natural City.

This volume provides the reader with an integrated overview of state-of-the-art research in philosophy and ethics of design in engineering and architecture. It contains twenty-five essays that focus on engineering designing in its traditional sense, on designing in novel engineering domains, including ICT, genetics, and nanotechnology, designing of socio-technical systems, and on architectural and environmental designing. These essays are preceded by an introductory text structuring the field of philosophy and ethics of design in engineering and architecture as one in which a series of similar philosophical, societal, and ethical questions are asked. This volume enables the reader to overcome the traditional separation between engineering designing and architectural designing. The emerging discipline of designing socio-technical systems is shown to form an intermediate between engineering and architecture to which the philosophical and ethical analyses of both domains apply. This volume thus announces a challenging cross-fertilization between the philosophy and ethics of engineering and of architecture that will lay down the integrated ground works for the renewed interests in the importance of design in modern society. "Philosophy and Design: From Engineering to Architecture is a significant contribution to the expanding field of design studies. It brings questions of design into philosophy and thereby brings diverse philosophical perspectives to bear on conceptual, methodological, epistemological, metaphysical, and ethical issues of design. It is also the first collection of philosophical papers to bridge the divide between critical reflections on design in engineering and in architecture. After the publication of this well edited collection, it will be difficult for philosophy to ignore design as a theme as worthy of attention as such phenomena as scientific theory, aesthetic creativity, or political law." Carl Mitcham, Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies at the Colorado School of Mines and author of the authorative monograph "Thinking through Technology (1994)".

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