Kingfishers and Criteria: a New Approach to the Engineering Design Method

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10756/288493
Title:
Kingfishers and Criteria: a New Approach to the Engineering Design Method
Authors:
Groenewold, Benjamin
Abstract:
The usual method of designing a solution for a problem, which applies general principles to a specific situation, tends to overlook the unique features of each situation and so must inevitably efface the very structure of what it means to create, and so resolve diversity and plurality into blank uniformity. This is grave problem which a renewed attention to the individuality of things might help resolve. This project considers the criticism of several thinkers (including John Duns Scotus, Martin Heidegger, Theodor Adorno, and J.C. Jones) on the schema of general and particular that undergirds the engineering design method. It then seeks to open up further the suggestions these thinkers have for a new approach to the design method not enthralled to an understanding of general categories, but grounded in a contemplation of the individual.
Advisors:
Zuidervaart, Lambert
Affiliation:
Institute for Christian Studies
Publisher:
Institute for Christian Studies
Issue Date:
Oct-2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10756/288493
Additional Links:
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/002/MR30199.PDF
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Keywords:
Engineering design; Individuality; Criticism (Philosophy)
Rights:
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
Rights holder:
This Work has been made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws of Canada without the written authority from the copyright owner.
Degree Title:
Master of Arts (Philosophy)
Appears in Collections:
Older Masters Theses

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dc.contributor.advisorZuidervaart, Lamberten_GB
dc.contributor.authorGroenewold, Benjaminen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-03T18:17:14Z-
dc.date.available2013-05-03T18:17:14Z-
dc.date.availableNO_RESTRICTIONen_GB
dc.date.issued2006-10-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10756/288493-
dc.description.abstractThe usual method of designing a solution for a problem, which applies general principles to a specific situation, tends to overlook the unique features of each situation and so must inevitably efface the very structure of what it means to create, and so resolve diversity and plurality into blank uniformity. This is grave problem which a renewed attention to the individuality of things might help resolve. This project considers the criticism of several thinkers (including John Duns Scotus, Martin Heidegger, Theodor Adorno, and J.C. Jones) on the schema of general and particular that undergirds the engineering design method. It then seeks to open up further the suggestions these thinkers have for a new approach to the design method not enthralled to an understanding of general categories, but grounded in a contemplation of the individual.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInstitute for Christian Studiesen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/002/MR30199.PDFen_GB
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported-
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/-
dc.subjectEngineering designen_GB
dc.subjectIndividualityen_GB
dc.subjectCriticism (Philosophy)en_GB
dc.subject.lcshEngineering designen_GB
dc.subject.lcshIndividualityen_GB
dc.subject.lcshCriticism (Philosophy)en_GB
dc.titleKingfishers and Criteria: a New Approach to the Engineering Design Methoden
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute for Christian Studiesen_GB
dc.type.degreetitleMaster of Arts (Philosophy)en_GB
dc.rights.holderThis Work has been made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws of Canada without the written authority from the copyright owner.en_GB
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