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Philosophy and Engineering : Exploring Boundaries, Expanding Connections (Hardcover)

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This book addresses issues in the philosophy of engineering, engineering ethics, and engineering education. It defends the idea that it makes sense to see technology as a science in its own right, rather than as an applied science. Looking at the impact of technological innovation on what counts as an “observation” and, consequently, on what counts as “knowledge”, this book also discusses ethical issues related to emerging technologies, including social robots, 3D printing, and 3D bioprinting. Divided into two main sections entitled Exploring Boundaries and Expanding Connections, the book brings together papers that challenge received assumptions and understandings within the context of engineering in the first section. The Expanding Connections section brings engineers and philosophers together as partners in dialogue, then builds on this dialogue, and expands connections through conversations among engineers as well as among engineers and non-engineers.   This volume develops the philosophy of engineering and raises challenging questions. It contains papers selected from the 2014 meeting of the Forum on Philosophy, Engineering, and Technology (fPET). Together, these papers help foster conversation among philosophers and engineers, investigate the philosophical underpinnings of engineering knowledge and practices, and encourage philosophical reflection among engineers.
Genre: Philosophy, Science, Technology
Series Title: Philosophy of Engineering and Technology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: December 27, 2016
TCIN: 51563680
UPC: 9783319451916
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-8358
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