Prospects for an Ethics of Architecture by William M. TaylorProspects for an Ethics of Architecture by William M. Taylor

Prospects for an Ethics of Architecture

byWilliam M. Taylor, Michael P. LevineEditorWilliam M. Taylor

Paperback | March 11, 2011

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Bringing together the reflections of an architectural theorist and a philosopher, this book encourages philosophers and architects, scholars and designers alike, to reconsider what they do as well as what they can do in the face of challenging times. It does so by exploring the notion that architecture and design can (and possibly should), in their own right, make for a distinctive form of ethical investigation. The book is less concerned with absolutist understandings of the two components of ethics, a theory of the good and a theory of the right, than with remaining open to multiple relations between ideas about the built environment, design practices and the plurality of kinds of human subjects (inhabitants, individuals and communities) accommodated by buildings and urban spaces. The built environment contributes to the inculcation of all sorts of values (good and bad). Thus, this book aims to change the way people commonly think about ethics, not only in relation to the built environment, but to themselves, their ways of thinking and modes of behaviour.
William M. Tayloris Professor of Architecture at the University of Western Australia where he teaches architectural design and history and theory of the built environment. His recent work includesThe Vital Landscape, Nature and the Built Environment in Nineteenth-Century Britain(Ashgate, 2004), the edited collectionThe Geography of Law...
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Title:Prospects for an Ethics of ArchitectureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 9.1 × 6.1 × 0.5 inPublished:March 11, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:041558972X

ISBN - 13:9780415589727

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Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements.  Introduction  1. Ethics, Architecture and Philosophy  2. Architecture, Ethics and Aesthetics  3. Architecture and Culture  4. Experiencing Architecture  5. Writing on 'The Wall': Memory, Monuments and Memorials  6. Building Community: New Urbanism, Planning and Democracy.  Conclusion.  Bibliography