Intelligent Systems Reference Library

Philosophical, Logical and Scientific Perspectives in Engineering

Authors: Sen, Zekai

  • Stimulating examination of the significance of philosophical, logical, and scientific principles for engineering education/training and engineering works
  • Examines the role of philosophy and logic in engineering education/training
  • Promotes the integration of artistic and humanitarian aspects in engineering works
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This book highlights and explains the significance of philosophical, logical, and scientific principles for engineering education/training and engineering works. In so doing, it aims to help to rectify the neglect of philosophy and logic in current education and training programs, which emphasize analytical and numerical methods at the expense of the innovative practical and creative abilities so important for engineering in the past. Individual chapters examine the relation of philosophy, logic, and science to engineering, drawing attention to, for example, the significance of ethics, the relevance of the philosophy of science, and the increasing importance of application of fuzzy logic to engineering. Modeling principles and philosophy in engineering are discussed, and the impact of different education systems, examined. Too often engineers have become reliant on readily available formulations and software; this book offers an antidote, promoting the recognition of artistic and humanitarian aspects and their integration in engineering works.

About the authors

Prof. Zekâi Şen is a researcher at the Civil Engineering Faculty, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey. He has worked in various countries and in different faculties, such as earth sciences, hydrogeology, astronautics and aeronautics, and meteorology. His main interests are hydrology, water resources, hydrogeology, hydrometeorology, hydraulics, philosophy of science, and history, and he has acted as a national and international consultant on water resources, renewable energy alternatives, earthquake engineering, earth sciences, and similar projects. Prof. Sen has written several in English: Wadi Hydrology (2008, CRC Lewis Publishers), Solar Energy Fundamentals and Modeling Techniques (2008, Springer), Spatial Modeling Principles in Earth Sciences (2009, Springer). He is the recipient of various national and international scientific prizes, including from the Science and Technology Center of Turkey and King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia; from 2002 to 2007 he contributed to the IPCC, a period that culminated in the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the IPCC.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Philosophical, Logical and Scientific Perspectives in Engineering
Authors
Series Title
Intelligent Systems Reference Library
Series Volume
143
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01742-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01742-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01741-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34869-8
Series ISSN
1868-4394
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 260
Number of Illustrations and Tables
71 b/w illustrations
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