Idea and disruption

Engineering art as the ascent from the conceptually abstract to the intellectually concrete

On the basis of the analysis of the known as well as its evaluation and perfection, the students of the ei-bauhaus stuttgart develop the ability to formulate questions for new electrotechnical systems, to formulate hypotheses for solution approaches guided by theory and thus to help shape the technologies of the future.

At the same time, they acquire the ability to recognize disruptions and to react to them in terms of technical-economic, ecological and social progress, always in accordance with the principle of sustainability.

5th Avenue New York City
Disruption on 5th Avenue in New York City: around 1900 (no cars) and 1913 (no horses)

Disruptive engineering is created above all methods, it cannot be taught in itself, but the scientific-technical theory, the associated craft and the path to it, which was already described by Hegel, the famous son of Stuttgart, as

"The ascent from the conceptually abstract to the spiritually concrete"

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Abstract is understood "in the sense of the individual, the special". It is the result of empirical thinking, the basic operation is comparison.

Mental "concrete" is the result of theoretical thinking. It is the realization of fundamental relationships, theoretical generalizations. Basic operation is classification.

Only theoretical generalizations allow the transfer to new requirements.

And only this enables disruption!

Disruptive engineering, which can create innovations, results from the profound knowledge of natural sciences and technology

For this reason, we also see as an indispensable basis for all electrical engineering work the thorough technical, electrotechnical training of all students in workshops and on trial and error stations and in the ability to networked thinking.

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831), German philosopher, most important representative of German idealism; painting by Jakob Schlesinger (1831), Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

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