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Philosophy of Engineering and Technology

Philosophy and Engineering: An Emerging Agenda

Editors: van de Poel, Ibo, Goldberg, David E. (Eds.)

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  • The first comprehensive volume on philosophy and engineering
  • Includes the main authors in this emerging field
  • Addresses both engineers and philosophers
  • Gives an overview of this emerging field and the challenges ahead
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About this book

Whereas science, technology, and medicine have all called forth dedicated philosophical investigations, a fourth major contributor to the technoscientific world in which we all live - that is, engineering - has been accorded almost none of the philosophical attention it deserves. This volume thus offers a first characterisation of this important new field, by some of the primary philosophers and ethicists interested in engineering and leading engineers interested in philosophical reflections. The volume deals with such questions as: What is engineering? In what respect does engineering differ from science? What ethical problems does engineering raise? By what ethical principles are engineers guided? How do engineers themselves conceive of their profession? What do they see as the main philosophical challenges confronting them in the 21st century? The authors respond to these and other questions from philosophical and engineering view points and so illustrate how together they can meet the challenges and realize the opportunities present in the necessary encounters between philosophy and engineering - encounters that are ever more important in an increasingly engineered world and its problematic futures.

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“It is the tangible outcome of the ‘Workshop on Philosophy and Engineering’ (WPE), which took place in October 2007 in Delft (The Netherlands). … If one wants to get an impression of the variety of topics that one might study in this new and emerging area, it is a great place to start. … a book … to browse through and to keep as a work of reference.”­­­ (Ilse Oosterlaken, Science and Engineering Ethics, Vol. 16, 2010)

Table of contents (28 chapters)

Table of contents (28 chapters)
  • Philosophy and Engineering: Setting the Stage

    Pages 1-11

    Poel, Ibo

  • Distinguishing Architects from Engineers: A Pilot Study in Differences Between Engineers and Other Technologists

    Pages 15-30

    Davis, Michael

  • The Rise of Philosophy of Engineering in the East and the West

    Pages 31-40

    Bo-cong, Li

  • Multiple Facets of Philosophy and Engineering

    Pages 41-47

    Durbin, Paul T.

  • Comparing Approaches to the Philosophy of Engineering: Including the Linguistic Philosophical Approach

    Pages 49-59

    Mitcham, Carl (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-2804-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-90-481-2803-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3103-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Philosophy and Engineering: An Emerging Agenda
Editors
  • Ibo van de Poel
  • David E. Goldberg
Series Title
Philosophy of Engineering and Technology
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-2804-4
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-2804-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-2803-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3103-5
Series ISSN
1879-7202
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 361
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