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dc.contributor.authorDekker, Sidneyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T08:12:34Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T08:12:34Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2012-02-10T02:16:23Z
dc.identifier.issn13665847en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00140139.2011.592607en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/42177
dc.description.abstractThis paper raises the issue of ergonomics' role in giving primacy to fully rational individual human actors in the creation of system failure, despite its commitment to see action as constrained by design and operational features of work. Reflecting on recent contributions to the journal, ergonomics' dilemma is considered against Enlightenment assumptions about individual human reason as the route to truth and goodness and its critics in continental philosophy. There is a pervasive, unstated pact here. What ergonomics chooses to call certain things (violations, errors, non-compliance, situation awareness) not only simultaneously affirms and denies full rationality on part of the people it studies, it also coincides with what the West sees as scientific, true and instrumental. Thus, ergonomics research legitimates its findings in terms it is expected to explain itself in. But by doing so, it reproduces the very social order it set out to repudiate.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Ltd.en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom679en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto683en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue8en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalErgonomicsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume54en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchDecision Makingen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170202en_US
dc.titleWhat is rational about killing a patient with an overdose? Enlightenment, continental philosophy and the role of the human subject in system failureen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2011
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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