Philosophy and Engineering: Reflections on Practice, by Diane P Michelfelder,Natasha McCarthy,David E. Goldberg

By Diane P Michelfelder,Natasha McCarthy,David E. Goldberg

Building at the leap forward textual content Philosophy and Engineering: An rising Agenda, this ebook bargains 30 chapters masking conceptual and sizeable advancements within the philosophy of engineering, in addition to a sequence of serious reflections by means of engineering practitioners. the amount demonstrates how reflective engineering can give a contribution to a greater knowing of engineering identification and explores how integrating engineering and philosophy could lead on to innovation in engineering tools, layout and education.

The quantity is split into reflections on perform, ideas and strategy, each one of which demanding situations commonplace assumptions and commitments inside of engineering and philosophy. the amount explores the ontological and epistemological dimensions of engineering and exposes the falsity of the widely held trust that the sector is just the appliance of technology wisdom to challenge fixing. especially, the views amassed the following show the price of a optimistic discussion among engineering and philosophy and exhibit how collaboration among the disciplines casts gentle on longstanding difficulties from either sides.

The chapters during this quantity are from a various and foreign physique of authors, together with philosophers and engineers, and symbolize a hugely pick out workforce of papers initially offered in 3 varied meetings. those are the 2008 Workshop on Philosophy and Engineering (WPE-2008) held on the Royal Academy of Engineering; the 2009 assembly of the Society for Philosophy and expertise (SPT-2009) on the college of Twente within the Netherlands; and the discussion board on Philosophy, Engineering, and expertise (fPET-2010), held in Golden, Colorado on the Colorado university of Mines.

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