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Exploring Ethical Grounding for Architecture: Four Lenses
87th ACSA Annual Meeting Proceedings, Legacy
  • Gregory S. Palermo, Iowa State University
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Article
Disciplines
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
1-1-1999
Conference Title
87th ACSA Annual Meeting
Conference Date
March 1999
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(44.977753, -93.26501080000003)
Abstract

Ethics asks: What is good? What is arete excellencelvirtue? What is right? What is just.

Central questions of the discipline of architecture, architectural education and architecture's multiple modes of practicing are: What are architecture's intents, purposes and impacts? Do the acts of designing and building our habitat intrinsically embrace the questions that ethics asks? Commonsense may answer yes due to architecture's fundamental role in addressing human needs. Given that architecture is thought, process and object, and that its purposes range from shelter and construction to engaging "beauty" and theoretical and utopian speculation, what would the grounding for those ethics be?

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This proceeding is from 8th ACSA Annual Meeting Proceedings, Legacy (Washington, DC: ACSA, 1999).

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ACSA
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Citation Information
Gregory S. Palermo. "Exploring Ethical Grounding for Architecture: Four Lenses" Minneapolis, MN, United States87th ACSA Annual Meeting Proceedings, Legacy (1999) p. 189 - 194
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gregory-palermo/2/