Design in Praxiology

TitleDesign in Praxiology
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsWang, N.
Secondary TitleJournal of Engineering Studies
Keywordsdesign, engineering design, praxiology
Abstract

Design is essential difference between human action and animal behavior. Since the second half of the 20th century, praxiology, which is a branch of philosophy concerning all human actions, has made a systematic philosophical research on design in the four aspects of the nature, methodology, basic attributes and limitations of design. Based on elaborating the achievements in praxiological research on design, this article points out its significance to philosophical study on engineering design.