Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

1999

Journal or Book Title

87th ACSA Annual Meeting Proceedings, Legacy

First Page

189

Last Page

194

Conference Title

87th ACSA Annual Meeting

Conference Date

March 1999

City

Minneapolis, MN, United States

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

Language

en

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