Exploring Ethical Grounding for Architecture: Four Lenses87th ACSA Annual Meeting Proceedings, Legacy
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Conference Title87th ACSA Annual Meeting
Conference DateMarch 1999
AbstractEthics 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?
Citation InformationGregory S. Palermo. "Exploring Ethical Grounding for Architecture: Four Lenses" Minneapolis, MN, United States87th ACSA Annual Meeting Proceedings, Legacy (1999) p. 189 - 194
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