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On Rationality in Engineering Design

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Maarten Franssen

Delft University of Technology, Faculty of TPM, Section of Philosophy, Jaffalaan 5, 2628 BX Delft, The Netherlands

Louis L. Bucciarelli

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, 5-213, Cambridge, MA 02139

J. Mech. Des 126(6), 945-949 (Feb 14, 2005) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1803850 History: Received November 10, 2003; Revised March 12, 2004; Online February 14, 2005
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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