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dc.contributor.authorDekker, Sidney WA
dc.contributor.authorHancock, Peter A
dc.contributor.authorWilkin, Peter
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:58:23Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:58:23Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.modified2014-01-22T23:10:57Z
dc.identifier.issn0014-0139
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00140139.2012.718799
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/55953
dc.description.abstractTechnology offers a promising route to a sustainable future, and ergonomics can serve a vital role. The argument of this article is that the lasting success of sustainability initiatives in ergonomics hinges on an examination of ergonomics' own epistemology and ethics. The epistemology of ergonomics is fundamentally empiricist and positivist. This places practical constraints on its ability to address important issues such as sustainability, emergence and complexity. The implicit ethical position of ergonomics is one of neutrality, and its positivist epistemology generally puts value-laden questions outside the parameters of what it sees as scientific practice. We argue, by contrast, that a discipline that deals with both technology and human beings cannot avoid engaging with questions of complexity and emergence and seeking innovative ways of addressing these issues.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom357
dc.relation.ispartofpageto364
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalErgonomics
dc.relation.ispartofvolume56
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSports science and exercise
dc.subject.fieldofresearchDesign
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode410404
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4207
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3303
dc.titleErgonomics and sustainability: Towards an embrace of complexity and emergence
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2013
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorDekker, Sidney


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