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n Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship = Koers : Bulletin vir Christelike Wetenskap - A philosophy-based 'toolbox' for designing technology : the conceptual power of Dooyeweerdian philosophy : original research

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Abstract

In this article the conceptual power of Dooyeweerdian philosophy for designing technology is reviewed. It is shown that the philosophical richness of the theory of modal aspects, the theory of individuality structures, and the theory of ground motives has to be disclosed to engineers in order to apply them in their daily practice. The Triple I model has been developed with engineers in a dialogical process. This model takes user practice as a starting point and analyses this practice from three different perspectives: identity or intrinsic values of the user practice; inclusion of the justified interests of stakeholders, and the ideals, dreams and values that co-shape designs. Other philosophical tools are the theories of modal aspects and of individuality structures. All these tools are made concrete for engineering practice by means of schemes, drawings, design questions, moral standards, check-off lists and design heuristics. By adopting this model, it is hoped that these tools can be fruitfully applied in engineering practice.


Hierdie artikel ondersoek Dooyeweerdiaanse filosofie se konsepsuele krag vir die ontwerp van tegnologie. Dit blyk dat die filosofiese rykheid van die teorie van modale aspekte, die teorie van individualiteitstrukture en die teorie van grondmotiewe aan ingenieurs ontbloot moet word sodat hulle hierdie teoretiese insigte in hul daaglikse praktyke kan toepas. Die Triple I-model is in 'n dialogiese proses saam met ingenieurs ontwikkel. Hierdie model neem die gebruikerspraktyk as uitgangspunt en analiseer hierdie praktyk vanuit drie verskillende perspektiewe: identiteit of intrinsieke waarde, insluiting van die geregverdigde belange van belanghebbendes, en die ideale, drome en waardes wat die ontwerp saam vorm gee. Verdere filosofiese hulpmddels is die teorie van die modale aspekte en die teorie van die individualiteitstrukture. Al hierdie hulpmiddels vir die ingenieurspraktyk kan konkreet gemaak word deur middel van skemas, tekeninge, ontwerpvrae, morele standaarde, oorsiglyste en ontwerpmetodes. Die gebruik van die model kan hopelik tot die vrugbare toepassing van hierdie hulpmiddels in die ingenieurspraktyk lei.

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2016-12-04
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