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The Existential Pleasures of Engineering.

Author: Samuel Florman
Publisher: New York : Souvenir Press, 2013.
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Humans have always sought to change their environment--building houses, monuments, temples, and roads. In the process, they have remade the fabric of the world into newly functional objects that are also works of art to be admired. Samuel Florman explores how engineers think and feel about their profession. A deeply insightful and refreshingly unique text, this book corrects the myth that engineering is cold and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Florman, Samuel.
Existential Pleasures of Engineering.
New York : Souvenir Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Florman
ISBN: 9780285642508 0285642502
OCLC Number: 876508159
Description: 1 online resource (246 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Dedication; CONTENTS; PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION, 1976; INTRODUCTION, 1994; PART 1; 1.: "WHAT WAS TROY TO THIS?"; 2.: DECLINE AND FALL; 3.: CONSCIENCE, ERROR AND RESPONSIBILITY; PART 2; 4.: ANTITECHNOLOGY; 5.: "I REFUTE IT THUS"; 6.: A DANGEROUS DELUSION; PART 3; 7.: OF DULLARDS AND DEMIGODS; 8.: TOWARD AN EXISTENTIAL PHILOSOPHY OF ENGINEERING; 9.: THE EXISTENTIAL ENGINEER; 10.: "LOOK LONG ON AN ENGINE. IT IS SWEET TO THE EYES."; 11.: "THEN WAS I CARRIED BEYOND PLEASURE."; Acknowledgements; Also by Samuel C. Florman; Copyright; Advertisement.

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Humans have always sought to change their environment--building houses, monuments, temples, and roads. In the process, they have remade the fabric of the world into newly functional objects that are also works of art to be admired. Samuel Florman explores how engineers think and feel about their profession. A deeply insightful and refreshingly unique text, this book corrects the myth that engineering is cold and passionless. Indeed, Florman celebrates engineering not only crucial and fundamental but also vital and alive; he views it as a response to some of our deepest impulses, an endea.

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