On Epistemology of Construction Engineering and Management

Lauri Koskela, Ergo Pikas, Jarkko Niiranen, Andrea Ferrantelli, Bhargav Dave

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC)
Subtitle of host publicationLC3 2017 Volume II
Pages169-176
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jul 2017
Event25th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction - Hersonissos, Heraklion, Greece
Duration: 9 Jul 201712 Jul 2017
Conference number: 25
http://iglc.net/Papers/Conference/27 (Link to Conference Website )

Conference

Conference25th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
Abbreviated titleIGLC25
CountryGreece
CityHeraklion
Period9/07/1712/07/17
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    Koskela, L., Pikas, E., Niiranen, J., Ferrantelli, A., & Dave, B. (2017). On Epistemology of Construction Engineering and Management. In Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC): LC3 2017 Volume II (pp. 169-176)