Toward an Horizon in Design Ethics

TitleToward an Horizon in Design Ethics
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
Authorsd’Anjou , P
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Volume16
Start Page355
Issue2
Pagination355-370
PublisherSpringer
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number1353-3452
AbstractThis paper suggests that design ethics can be enriched by considering ethics beyond the traditional approaches of deontology, teleology, and virtue ethics. The paper argues that a fundamental and concrete ethical understanding of design ethics can also be found in Sartrean Existentialism, a philosophy centered on the individual and his/her absolute freedom. The paper also shows how Sartrean Existentialism and its ethics apply to critical issues of professional practice in design such as professional engagement and design decision-making. The paper finally argues that Sartre’s philosophy and ethics is a perspective that offers the designer in design practice a solid ground to engage his/her ethical dilemma.
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11948-009-9157-y
DOI10.1007/s11948-009-9157-y
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