ON EPISTEMOLOGY OF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT

Here is the short version (conference proceedings) of our epistemology paper, discussing how Plato’s and Aristotle’s methodologies affected engineering practice, research and education during the last two centuries.

https://iglcstorage.blob.core.windows.net/papers/iglc-f15a7a9d-3917-4eed-ac33-1549c1719305.pdf

As a polemical side note, this shows that, contrary to some well-established pedagogical practice, you should not study at school only what you’ll need for your day job (call it Anglo-saxon, or Nordic Pragmatism).
Let me thus praise my high school formation in Italy, where three years of demanding *compulsory* philosophical studies allowed me, 20 years later, to write this paper ).

 

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