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Philosophy and engineering : an emerging agenda

Author: Ibo van de Poel; David Edward Goldberg; Michael Davis; et al
Publisher: New York : Springer, 2010.
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This volume brings together some of the primary philosophers and ethicists interested in engineering and leading engineers interested in philosophical reflections. It is the first comprehensive  Read more...


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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ibo van de Poel; David Edward Goldberg; Michael Davis; et al
ISBN: 9789048128037 904812803X 9789048128044 9048128048
OCLC Number: 916371214
Description: xvii, 361 p. : il
Contents: Part 1: Philosophy Editors: Carl Mitcham and Michael Davis2. Distinguishing architects from engineers. A pilot study in differences between engineers and other technologists, Michael Davis3. The rise of philosophy of engineering in the East and the West, Li Bo-con 4. Multiple facets of philosophy and engineering, Paul T. Durbin5. Comparing approaches to the philosophy of engineering. Including the linguistic philosophical approach, Carl Mitcham and Robert Mackay6. Focusing philosophy of engineering. Analyses of technical functions and beyond, Pieter E. Vermaas7. Philosophy, engineering and the sciences, Jospeh C. Pitt8. Engineering science as a `discipline of the particular'? Types of generalization in engineering sciences, Marc J. de Vries 9. How the models of engineering tell the truth, Zachary Pirtle10. Limits to systems engineering, Maarten OttensPart 2: EthicsEditors: P. Aarne Vesilind and Ibo van de Poel11. Integrity and the ethical responsibilities of engineers, Alastair S. Gunn12. Prioritizing people. Outline of an aspirational engineering ethic, W. Richard Bowen13. Ethical principles for engineers in a global environment, Heinz C. Luegenbiehl14. Professional ethics without a profession. A French view of engineering ethics Christelle Didier15. Imagining worlds. Responsible engineering under conditions of epistemic opacity, Mark Coeckelbergh16. Transferring responsibility through use plans, Auke Pols17. Design problems and ethics, Wade Robison18. Ethics in innovation. Cooperation and tension, Merle de Kreuk, Ibo van de Poel, Sjoerd Zwart and Mark van Loosdrecht19. Teaching ethics to engineering students: from clean concepts to dirty tricks. The impact of practical circumstances and personal relationships on ethical decision-making, Otto Kroesen and Sybrand van der Zwaag20. A collaborative platform for experiments in ethics andtechnology, Peter DanielsonPart 3: ReflectionEditors: Billy Vaughn Koen and David E. Goldberg21. Why Philosophy? Why Now? Engineering responds to the crisis of the creative era, David E. Goldberg22. A world of things not facts , Natasha McCarthy23. Architecting Engineering Systems, Joel Moses24. Bits don't have error bars. Upward conceptualization and downward approximation, Russ Abbott25. Metaphysics of Engineering, Taft H. Broome, Jr.26. Engineering determinacy. The exclusiveness of technology and the presence of the indeterminate, Albrecht Fritzsche27. The focal engineering experience, Gene Moriarty28. Quo Vadis, Humans? Engineering the Survival of the Human Species, Billy Vaughn Koen
Responsibility: Ibo van de Poel, David E. Goldberg, editors ; associate editors, Michael Davis ... [et al.].


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