Philosophy of Engineering and Technology

Philosophy and Engineering: Reflections on Practice, Principles and Process

Editors: Michelfelder, Diane P, McCarthy, Natasha, Goldberg, David E. (Eds.)

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  • Offers up-to-date perspectives on central issues in the emerging dialogue between philosophers and engineers
  • Contributes to the formation of the new field of philosophy of engineering
  • Provides an interdisciplinary view including perspectives from both theorists and practitioners
  • Demonstrates how reflective engineering can contribute to the construction of an engineering identity
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Building on the breakthrough text Philosophy and Engineering: An Emerging Agenda, this book offers 30 chapters covering conceptual and substantive developments in the philosophy of engineering, along with a series of critical reflections by engineering practitioners. The volume demonstrates how reflective engineering can contribute to a better understanding of engineering identity and explores how integrating engineering and philosophy could lead to innovation in engineering methods, design and education.

The volume is divided into reflections on practice, principles and process, each of which challenges prevalent assumptions and commitments within engineering and philosophy. The volume explores the ontological and epistemological dimensions of engineering and exposes the falsity of the commonly held belief that the field is simply the application of science knowledge to problem solving. Above all, the perspectives collected here demonstrate the value of a constructive dialogue between engineering and philosophy and show how collaboration between the disciplines casts light on longstanding problems from both sides.

The chapters in this volume are from a diverse and international body of authors, including philosophers and engineers, and represent a highly select group of papers originally presented in three different conferences. These are the 2008 Workshop on Philosophy and Engineering (WPE-2008) held at the Royal Academy of Engineering; the 2009 meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Technology (SPT-2009) at the University of Twente in the Netherlands; and the Forum on Philosophy, Engineering, and Technology (fPET-2010), held in Golden, Colorado at the Colorado School of Mines.

Table of contents (30 chapters)

Table of contents (30 chapters)
  • The Ignorance of Engineers and How They Know It

    Pages 3-14

    Poser, Hans

  • Rules of Skill: Ethics in Engineering

    Pages 15-26

    Robison, Wade L.

  • Engineering as Performance: An “Experiential Gestalt” for Understanding Engineering

    Pages 27-37

    Evans, Rick

  • The Formulation of Engineering Identities: Storytelling as Philosophical Inquiry

    Pages 39-50

    Korte, Russell

  • Ove Arup: Theoretical and Moral Positions in Practice and the Origins of an Engineering Firm

    Pages 51-63

    Chilvers, Andrew (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Philosophy and Engineering: Reflections on Practice, Principles and Process
Editors
  • Diane P Michelfelder
  • Natasha McCarthy
  • David E. Goldberg
Series Title
Philosophy of Engineering and Technology
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7762-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7762-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7761-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0251-3
Series ISSN
1879-7202
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 431
Number of Illustrations
42 b/w illustrations
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