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 publicationIGLC 2017 - Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
Pages169-176
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventAnnual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction - Hersonissos, Greece
Duration: 9 Jul 201712 Jul 2017
Conference number: 25

Publication series

NameAnnual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
PublisherInternational Group for Lean Construction
Number25
ISSN (Print)2309-0979

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
Abbreviated titleIGLC
CountryGreece
CityHersonissos
Period09/07/201712/07/2017

Keywords

  • Construction engineering
  • Construction management
  • Epistemology

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