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On Epistemology of Construction Engineering and Management

Koskela, Lauri, Pikas, Ergo, Niiranen, Jarkko, Ferrantelli, Andrea and Dave, Bhargav (2017) On Epistemology of Construction Engineering and Management. In: 25th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, 9th-12th July 2017, Heraklion, Greece.

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Abstract

In philosophy of science, there have been two different starting points for epistemology: Platonism and Aristotelianism. These two alternative starting points have played a major role also in the formation of fundamental ideas of engineering and management generally as well as in relation to construction. It is contended that an overly Platonic influence on engineering and management has created a number of problems. For solving these problems, beyond mere patching, a more balanced take on Platonism and Aristotelianism is needed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Epistemology, Construction Engineering, Construction Management
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture
School of Art, Design and Architecture > Innovative design lab
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Depositing User: Lauri Koskela
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2017 08:43
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2017 09:59
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/32426

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