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2018

Towards a Philosophy of Design

Vermaas, P. & Vial, S., 2018, Advancements in the Philosophy of Design. Vermaas, P. E. & Vial, S. (eds.). Springer, p. 1-12 ( Design Research Foundations).

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2017

Engineering Design

Vermaas, P., 2017, Spaces for the Future: A Companion to Philosophy of Technology. 1st ed. Routledge - Taylor & Francis Group, p. 197-207

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2016

An Engineering Turn in Conceptual Analysis

Vermaas, P., 2016, Philosophy of Technology after the Empirical Turn. Springer, Vol. 23. p. 269-282 (Philosophy of Engineering and Technology).

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Editorial Introduction: Putting the Empirical Turn into Perspective

Franssen, M., Vermaas, P., Kroes, P. & Meijers, A. W. M., 2016, Philosophy of Technology after the Empirical Turn. Springer, Vol. 23. p. 1-10 (Philosophy of Engineering and Technology).

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2015

Design for values: An introduction

van den Hoven, MJ., Vermaas, PE. & van de Poel, IR., 2015, Handbook of ethics, values, and technological design: sources, theory, values and application domains. van den Hoven, J., Vermaas, PE. & van de Poel, I. (eds.). Dordrecht: Springer, p. 1-7 871 p.

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Open Access
11 Citations (Scopus)

Design methodology and engineering design

Vermaas, PE., 2015, Engineering identities, epistemologies and values: engineering education and practice in context, volume 2. Christensen, SH., Didier, C., Jamison, A., Meganck, M., Mitcham, C. & Newberry, B. (eds.). Dordrecht: Springer, p. 147-159 416 p.

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Open Access

Design methods in design for values

Vermaas, PE., Hekkert, PPM., Huits, NLJL. & Tromp, N., 2015, Handbook of ethics, values, and technological design: sources, theory, values and application domains. van den Hoven, J., Vermaas, PE. & van de Poel, I. (eds.). Dordrecht etc.: Springer, p. 179-201 871 p.

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Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

Technical artefacts and agentive roles: from use plans to sociotechnical systems

Vermaas, PE. & Houkes, W., 2015, Jarhbuch Technikphilosophie 2015: Ding und System. Gamm, G., Gehring, P., Hubig, C., Kaminski, A. & Nordmann, A. (eds.). Zurich: Diaphanes, p. 59-70 288 p.

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2014

Design methods in design for values

Vermaas, PE., Hekkert, PPM., Huits, NLJL. & Tromp, N., 2014, Handbook of ethics, values, and technological design: sources, theory, values and application domains. van den Hoven, J., Vermaas, PE. & van de Poel, I. (eds.). Dordrecht/Heidelberg/NewYork/London: Springer, p. 1-19

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Design theories, models and their testing: on the scientific status of design research

Vermaas, PE., 2014, An anthology of theories and models of design: philosophy, approaches and empirical explorations. Chakrabarti, A. & Blessing, LTM. (eds.). London: Springer, p. 47-66 455 p.

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Introduction: the ontology of technical artefacts

Franssen, MPM., Kroes, PA., Reydon, TAC. & Vermaas, PE., 2014, Artefact kinds: ontology and the human-made world. Franssen, M., Kroes, P., Reydon, TAC. & Vermaas, PE. (eds.). Heidelberg/New York/Dordrecht/London: Springer, p. 1-14 225 p.

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3 Citations (Scopus)

Methods for design for moral values

Vermaas, PE., Hekkert, PPM., Huits, NLJL. & Tromp, N., 2014, Handbook of ethics, values and technological design. van de Hoven, J., van de Poel, I. & Vermaas, PE. (eds.). Dordrecht: Springer, p. 1-19 1000 p.

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Open Access

On what is made: instruments, products and natural kinds of artefacts

Houkes, WN. & Vermaas, PE., 2014, Artefact kinds: ontology and the human-made world. Franssen, M., Kroes, P., Reydon, TAC. & Vermaas, PE. (eds.). Heidelberg/New York/Dordrecht/London: Springer, p. 167-190 225 p.

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8 Citations (Scopus)

Philosophy and ethics of engineering

Vermaas, PE. & van de Poel, IR., 2014, Oxford Bibliographies in Philosophy. Pritchard, D. (ed.). New York: Oxford University Press, p. -

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Philosophy and ethics of engineering

Vermaas, PE., van de Poel, IR. & Hillerbrand, RC., 2014, Oxford Bibliographies Online: Philosophy. Pritchard, D. (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. -

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2013

Functions as epistemic highlighters: an engineering account of technical, biological and other functions

Vermaas, PE. & Houkes, WN., 2013, Functions: selection and mechanisms. Huneman, P. (ed.). Dordrecht/Heidelberg/New York/London: Springer, p. 213-231 216 p.

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2010

Focusing philosophy of engineering: analyses of technical functions and beyond

Vermaas, PE., 2010, Philosophy and engineering: an emerging agenda. van de Poel, IR. & Goldberg, DE. (eds.). Dordrecht / New York / Berlin: Springer, p. 61-73 361 p.

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Théories des fonctions techniques: combinaisons sophistiquées de trois archétypes

Houkes, WN. & Vermaas, PE., 2010, Les fonctions: des organismes aux artefacts. Gayon, J. & de Ricqlès, A. (eds.). Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, p. 381-403 448 p.

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2009

Compositions and decompositions of functions in engineering ontologies

Vermaas, PE., 2009, Formal ontologies meet industry. Ferrario, R. & Oltramari, A. (eds.). Amsterdam: IOS Press, p. 34-45 144 p.

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Functional decomposition and mereology in engineering

Vermaas, PE. & Garbacz, P., 2009, Philosophy of technology and engineering sciences. Meijers, AWM., Radder, H., Houkes, W., Kroes, PA., Zwart, SD., van de Poel, IR. & Hansson, SO. (eds.). Burlington, MA/Oxford/Amsterdam: North-Holland, p. 235-271 1453 p.

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11 Citations (Scopus)

On unification: taking technical functions as objective (and biological functions as subjective)

Vermaas, PE., 2009, Functions in biological and artificial worlds: comparative philosophical perspectives. Krohs, U. & Kroes, PA. (eds.). Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, p. 69-87 302 p.

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Technological artifacts

Verbeek, PP. & Vermaas, PE., 2009, A companion to the philosophy of technology. Berg Olsen, JK., Pedersen, SA. & Hendricks, V. (eds.). Chichester: Blackwell, p. 165-171 571 p.

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2008

Design in engineering and architecture: towards an integrated philosophical understanding

Kroes, PA., Light, A., Moore, SA. & Vermaas, PE., 2008, Philosophy and design: from engineering to architecture. Vermaas, PE., Kroes, P., Light, A. & Moore, SA. (eds.). New York etc.: Springer, p. 1-17 17 p.

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7 Citations (Scopus)

Design is useful

Vermaas, PE., 2008, Delft Design: a room with a view. Didde, R., Evenblij, M., Vermaas, PE. & Roozenburg, N. (eds.). Delft: Technische Universiteit Delft, p. 94-97 98 p.

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2006

Modal interpretation of quantum mechanics

Vermaas, PE., 2006, Encyclopedia of philosophy, second edition. Borchert, DM. (ed.). Detroit: Macmillan Reference, p. vol.6, 277-vol.6, 280 4 p.

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Planning behavior: technical design as design of use plans

Houkes, WN. & Vermaas, PE., 2006, User behavior and technology development: shaping sustainable relations between consumers and technologies. Verbeek, PP. & Slob, A. (eds.). Dordrecht: Springer, p. 203-210 8 p.

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Use plans and artefact functions: an intentionalist approach to artefacts and their use

Vermaas, PE. & Houkes, WN., 2006, Doing things with things: the design and use of everyday objects. Costall, A. & Dreier, O. (eds.). Aldershot: Ashgate, p. 29-48 20 p.

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2004

Nanoscale technology: a two-sided challenge for interpretations of quantum mechanics

Vermaas, PE., 2004, Discovering the nanoscale. Baird, D., Nordmann, A. & Schummer, J. (eds.). Amsterdam: IOS Press, p. 77-91 15 p.

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2003

Functies.

Vermaas, PE., 2003, Handelingsontwerpers. Een wijsgerige visie op ingenieurswerk.. Scheele, M. & Vermaas, P. E. (eds.). Budel: Damon bv., p. 45-54 11 p.

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Gebruiksplannen

Houkes, WN. & Vermaas, PE., 2003, Handelingsontwerpers. Een wijsgerige visie op ingenieurswerk.. Scheele, M. & Vermaas, P. E. (eds.). Budel: Damon bv., p. 29-43 124 p.

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Modal interpretations: a general framework to interpret quantum mechanics

Vermaas, PE., 2003, Philosophical dimensions of logic and science. Selected contributed papers from the 11th International Congress of Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science, Kraków, 1999. Rojszczak, A., Cachro, J. & Kurczewski, G. (eds.). Dordrecht etc.: Kluwer Academic Publishers, p. 195-211 17 p.

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