Philosophy of Engineering and Technology

The Future of Engineering

Philosophical Foundations, Ethical Problems and Application Cases

Editors: Fritzsche, Albrecht, Oks, Sascha Julian (Eds.)

  • Examines contemporary challenges to engineering's identity as a profession and its role in society
  • Creates promising connections between different disciplines and views from different cultures
  • Includes papers by both established experts and upcoming stars in the field
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In a world permeated by digital technology, engineering is involved in every aspect of human life. Engineers address a wider range of design problems than ever before, raising new questions and challenges regarding their work, as boundaries between engineering, management, politics, education and art disappear in the face of comprehensive socio-technical systems. It is therefore necessary to review our understanding of engineering practice, expertise and responsibility.

This book advances the idea that the future of engineering will not be driven by a static view of a closed discipline, but rather will result from a continuous dialogue between different stakeholders involved in the design and application of technical artefacts. Based on papers presented at the 2016 conference of the forum for Philosophy, Engineering and Technology (fPET) in Nuremberg, Germany, the book features contributions by philosophers, engineers and managers from academia and industry, who discuss current and upcoming issues in engineering from a wide variety of different perspectives. They cover topics such as problem solving strategies and value-sensitive design, experimentation and simulation, engineering knowledge and education, interdisciplinary collaboration, sustainability, risk and privacy.

The different contributions in combination draw a comprehensive picture of efforts worldwide to come to terms with engineering, its foundations in philosophy, the ethical problems it causes, and its effect on the ongoing development of society.

About the authors

Albrecht Fritzsche holds doctoral degrees in philosophy and management and worked for many years in the manufacturing industry. He teaches innovation studies at the Institute of Information Systems of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. His research is focused on collaboration practices, mediated action and indeterminacy patterns in the design and management of technical change and innovation.
Sascha Julian Oks graduated from University of Bayreuth and University of Stellenbosch with a Master of Science in business administration. He works as a research associate and doctoral student at the Institute of Information Systems of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. His research and teaching focuses on the field of industrial cyber-physical systems.

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-91029-1
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • Due: July 19, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-91028-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Future of Engineering
Book Subtitle
Philosophical Foundations, Ethical Problems and Application Cases
Editors
  • Albrecht Fritzsche
  • Sascha Julian Oks
Series Title
Philosophy of Engineering and Technology
Series Volume
31
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-91029-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-91029-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-91028-4
Series ISSN
1879-7202
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 290
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
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