Philosophy paper “Epistemological Explanation of Lean Construction” now published

Cheers! You might already know that I’m very fond of philosophy. I loved it immediately, as soon as I started my studies in high school in Italy, back in the 90s. I certainly refer to it in my daily life, more or less explicitly; after all, my entire Quantum Prana concept is based on the… Read More Philosophy paper “Epistemological Explanation of Lean Construction” now published

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. Click to access 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… Read More ON EPISTEMOLOGY OF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT

Are there any issues in contemporary science and engineering?

“Are theoretical researches based on oversimplified methods which return wrong predictions? Do empiric approaches lack rigour and scientific depth? Is there any gap between theory and practice, and why?”. Through our academic work, me and my colleagues at the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, Aalto University, have noticed that far too often, separation of research fields and approaches results in uncorrelated… Read More Are there any issues in contemporary science and engineering?