By Louise Pelletier
The essays during this assortment specialize in an important moral matters mostly absent from the perform of structure over the past centuries. The participants are conscious of a challenge in our culture's suggestions of structure and wish to make sure a better destiny relevance for the self-discipline. An enlightened dialogue of all suitable points of structure indicates the need for revision of mostly held assumptions concerning the nature of architectural background, idea, illustration, and ideation; the construction of constructions within the post-industrial urban; ethics. those issues give you the foundation for the 14 interdisciplinary papers provided right here. The introductory part contains an exam of the epistemological origins of expertise within the early glossy eu context and replacement visions of ethics and its capability relevance for structure. the second one half offers 4 views on very important questions on how we signify structures and the moral values all in favour of that illustration. The booklet considers the position of philosophical ethics (ie. a rational constitution of different types in architectural perform) and the chance, and desirability, of incorporating moral reflections into the iteration of architectural shape. It explores choices for articulating a moral angle in kinds of discourse except philosophy and technology.
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Alain Findeli nous invite d'abord à réévaluer l'autonomie présumée de l'architecture au profit d'une profonde unité des questions esthétiques et éthiques qui se posent à une discipline dont la technologie a radicalement modifié la pratique. Robert Prost, quant à lui, esquisse un modèle méthodologique qui pourrait permettre à l'éthique de jouer un rôle au sein de l'architecture, conçue comme processus ou « œuvre en devenir ». La troisième partie est consacrée à la fonction de l'histoire et de la narration en architecture à l'ère technocratique.
The result, most likely unintentional, was a method for the construction of productive knowledge, based on the unlimited possibilities of experimental dialogue. "'41 In terms of our own interpretation, however, the idea also represents a new type of knowledge - a primary force of production and the origin of modern technology. The unlimited possibilities of invention opened through experimental dialogue have their source in the infinity of will, which for Descartes is a single analogy of the human and the divine.
It is important to see that it was not utilitarian and purely technical interests but a metaphysical quest that gave mechanics such a privileged position. It was in the domain of mechanics that the mathematization of physical movement could be investigated or explored and finally accomplished. The tendency to treat physical reality and movement as inevitable and potentially mathematical was most certainly motivated by the growing desire to discover more tangible links between human and divine reality which, in Galileo's time, meant more tangible links between physical and mathematical reality.