Executive design and hermeneutics of téchne

Massimiliano Nastri


The study concerns the contribution of technique towards the definition of the “executive” design, according to the connections with the conceptual apparatus aimed at defining the procedures and tools, both theoretical and practical, for the necessary knowledge and action within the production and construction environment. The analysis describes the work of “mediation” of technique towards the exploration of reality, according to the processes of “transcendence” and “artificial reproduction” supporting the modelling and simulation practices of the executive experience. Furthermore, the analysis focuses on the instrumentality introduced in the project by technique, with the aid of “executive models” pointing towards the anticipation and the “rational estimate” (by means of “pro-duction” and “operational representation” criteria).


executive design; philosophy of technology; modelling of reality

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/Techne-19729

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