LED Lighting Across Borders: Exploring the plea for darkness and value-sensitive design with Libbrecht’s comparative philosophy model

Els Janssens, T.W. Stone, X. Yu, Gunter Bombaerts

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This chapter discusses how a comparative philosophical model can contribute to both substantive and procedural values in energy policy. We discuss the substantive values in the mainstream light-emitting diodes (LEDs) debate and Taylor Stone's alternative plea for darkness. We also explore Value Sensitive Design as a procedural approach. We conclude that the comparative philosophical model of Ulrich Libbrecht can appropriately broaden the set of substantive values used in VSD. We discuss the values of 'by-itself-so' and 'alter-intentionality', which come with the unforeseen necessity of accepting elements from other worldviews and of normativity in the procedural VSD approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnergy Justice Across Borders
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9783030240219
ISBN (Print) 978-3-030-24020-2
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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