Philosophy of Technology and Engineering Sciences

Philosophy of Technology and Engineering Sciences
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1472
Release: 2009-11-27
ISBN 10: 9780080930749
ISBN 13: 0080930743
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy of Technology and Engineering Sciences Book Review:

The Handbook Philosophy of Technology and Engineering Sciences addresses numerous issues in the emerging field of the philosophy of those sciences that are involved in the technological process of designing, developing and making of new technical artifacts and systems. These issues include the nature of design, of technological knowledge, and of technical artifacts, as well as the toolbox of engineers. Most of these have thus far not been analyzed in general philosophy of science, which has traditionally but inadequately regarded technology as mere applied science and focused on physics, biology, mathematics and the social sciences. • First comprehensive philosophical handbook on technology and the engineering sciences • Unparalleled in scope including explorative articles • In depth discussion of technical artifacts and their ontology • Provides extensive analysis of the nature of engineering design • Focuses in detail on the role of models in technology

Engineering and Philosophy

Engineering and Philosophy
Author: Zachary Pirtle,David Tomblin,Guru Madhavan
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2021-05-14
ISBN 10: 3030700992
ISBN 13: 9783030700997
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineering and Philosophy Book Review:

​Engineers love to build “things” and have an innate sense of wanting to help society. However, these desires are often not connected or developed through reflections on the complexities of philosophy, biology, economics, politics, environment, and culture. To guide future efforts and to best bring about human flourishment and a just world, Engineering and Philosophy: Reimagining Technology and Progress brings together practitioners and scholars to inspire deeper conversations on the nature and varieties of engineering. The perspectives in this book are an act of reimagination: how does engineering serve society, and in a vital sense, how should it.

Philosophy and Engineering An Emerging Agenda

Philosophy and Engineering  An Emerging Agenda
Author: Ibo van de Poel,David E. Goldberg
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 361
Release: 2010-03-11
ISBN 10: 9789048128044
ISBN 13: 9048128048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy and Engineering An Emerging Agenda Book Review:

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.

Thinking Through Technology

Thinking Through Technology
Author: Carl Mitcham
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 397
Release: 1994-10-15
ISBN 10: 0226531988
ISBN 13: 9780226531984
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking Through Technology Book Review:

This introduction to the philosophy of technology discusses its sources and uses. Tracing the changing meaning of "technology" from ancient times to the modern day, it identifies two important traditions of critical analysis of technology: the engineering approach and the humanities approach.

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Engineering

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Engineering
Author: Bocong Li
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2021-11-20
ISBN 10: 3662640880
ISBN 13: 9783662640883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Engineering Book Review:

This book is the first academic work on the philosophy of engineering in China that reflects two decades of research. It puts forward a new thesis, namely that the core maxim in the philosophy of engineering is “I create, therefore I am,” which is radically different from the Cartesian maxim: “I think, therefore I am.” In addition, the book offers the first detailed portrait of the roots and evolution of the philosophy of engineering in China. The book begins by discussing the triptych thesis of science, technology and engineering, which argues that there are a number of important distinctions between the three, e.g. scientific activities are chiefly based on discovery, while technological activities center on invention, and engineering activities focus on creation. Considering the latest developments in the philosophy of engineering, the author also analyzes engineering communities, engineering practice and a micro–meso–macro framework. In subsequent chapters, the author separately analyzes the three stages of engineering activities: planning, operating and using artifacts. In the closing chapter, two views on the philosophy of engineering (as a new subdiscipline of philosophy and as a philosophy in its own right) are briefly explained.

The Role of Technology in Science Philosophical Perspectives

The Role of Technology in Science  Philosophical Perspectives
Author: Sven Ove Hansson
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2015-05-05
ISBN 10: 9401797625
ISBN 13: 9789401797627
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Role of Technology in Science Philosophical Perspectives Book Review:

This edited volume explores the interplay between philosophies in a wide-ranging analysis of how technological applications in science inform our systems of thought. Beginning with a historical background, the volume moves on to explore a host of topics, such as the uses of technology in scientific observations and experiments, the salient relationship between technology and mechanistic notions in science and the ways in which today’s vast and increasing computing power helps scientists achieve results that were previously unattainable. Technology allows today’s researchers to gather, in a matter of hours, data that would previously have taken weeks or months to assemble. It also acts as a kind of metaphor bank, providing biologists in particular with analogies (the heart as a ‘pump’, the nervous system as a ‘computer network’) that have become common linguistic currency. This book also examines the fundamental epistemological distinctions between technology and science and assesses their continued relevance. Given the increasing amalgamation of the philosophies of science and technology, this fresh addition to the literature features pioneering work in a promising new field that will appeal both to philosophers and scientific historiographers.

Philosophy and Engineering Reflections on Practice Principles and Process

Philosophy and Engineering  Reflections on Practice  Principles and Process
Author: Diane P Michelfelder,Natasha McCarthy,David E. Goldberg
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 431
Release: 2014-01-13
ISBN 10: 9400777620
ISBN 13: 9789400777620
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy and Engineering Reflections on Practice Principles and Process Book Review:

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.

Philosophy of Engineering East and West

Philosophy of Engineering  East and West
Author: Carl Mitcham,Bocong LI,Byron Newberry,Baichun ZHANG
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN 10: 3319624504
ISBN 13: 9783319624501
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy of Engineering East and West Book Review:

This co-edited volume compares Chinese and Western experiences of engineering, technology, and development. In doing so, it builds a bridge between the East and West and advances a dialogue in the philosophy of engineering. Divided into three parts, the book starts with studies on epistemological and ontological issues, with a special focus on engineering design, creativity, management, feasibility, and sustainability. Part II considers relationships between the history and philosophy of engineering, and includes a general argument for the necessity of dialogue between history and philosophy. It continues with a general introduction to traditional Chinese attitudes toward engineering and technology, and philosophical case studies of the Chinese steel industry, railroads, and cybernetics in the Soviet Union. Part III focuses on engineering, ethics, and society, with chapters on engineering education and practice in China and the West. The book’s analyses of the interactions of science, engineering, ethics, politics, and policy in different societal contexts are of special interest. The volume as a whole marks a new stage in the emergence of the philosophy of engineering as a new regionalization of philosophy. This carefully edited interdisciplinary volume grew out of an international conference on the philosophy of engineering hosted by the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. It includes 30 contributions by leading philosophers, social scientists, and engineers from Australia, China, Europe, and the United States.

Contributions to a Philosophy of Technology

Contributions to a Philosophy of Technology
Author: F. Rapp
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9401021821
ISBN 13: 9789401021821
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contributions to a Philosophy of Technology Book Review:

The highly sophisticated techniques of modern engineering are normally conceived of in practical terms. Corresponding to the instrumental function of technology, they are designed to direct the forces of nature according to human purposes. Yet, as soon as the realm of mere skills is exceeded, the intended useful results can only be achieved through planned and preconceived action processes involving the deliberately considered application of well designed tools and devices. This is to say that in all complex cases theoretical reasoning becomes an indispensable means to accomplish the pragmatic technological aims. Hence the abstracting from the actual concrete function of technology opens the way to concentrate attention on the general conceptual framework involved. If this approach is adopted the relevant knowledge and the procedures applied clearly exhibit a logic of their own. This point of view leads to a methodological and even an epistemological analysis of the theoretical structure and the specific methods of procedure characteristic of modern technology. Investigations of this kind, that can be described as belonging to an ana lytical philosophy of technology, form the topic of this anthology. The type of research in question here is closely akin to that of the philosophy of science. But it is an astonishing fact that the commonly accepted and carefully investigated philosophy of science has not yet found its counterpart in an established philosophy of technology.

Technical Artefacts Creations of Mind and Matter

Technical Artefacts  Creations of Mind and Matter
Author: Peter Kroes
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2012-05-24
ISBN 10: 9400739400
ISBN 13: 9789400739406
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technical Artefacts Creations of Mind and Matter Book Review:

This book presents an attempt to understand the nature of technical artefacts and the way they come into being. Its primary focus is the kind of technical artefacts designed and produced by modern engineering. In spite of their pervasive influence on human thinking and doing, and therefore on the modern human condition, a philosophical analysis of technical artefacts and engineering design is lacking. Among the questions addressed are: How do technical artefacts fit into the furniture of the universe? In what sense are they different from objects from the natural world, or from the social world? What kind of activity is engineering design and what does it mean to say that technical artefacts are the embodiment of a design? Does it make sense to consider technical artefacts to be morally good or bad by themselves because of the way they influence human life? The book advances the thesis that technical artefacts, conceived of as physical constructions with a technical function, have a dual nature; they are hybrid objects combining physical and intentional features. It proposes a theory of technical functions and technical artefact kinds that does justice to this dual nature, analyses engineering design from the dual nature point of view, and argues that technical artefacts, because of their dual nature, have inherent moral significance.

Chinese Philosophy of Technology

Chinese Philosophy of Technology
Author: Qian Wang
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2020-02-20
ISBN 10: 9811519528
ISBN 13: 9789811519529
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinese Philosophy of Technology Book Review:

This book gathers essays that introduce the ideological advances in the philosophy of engineering and technology in contemporary China. It particularly focuses on China’s distinctive concepts and methods, revealing different views and academic debates to offer readers a comprehensive overview of this important field. The contributors present unique perspectives based on practical problems and traditional philosophy, examining such issues and concepts as axiology and theories of process, the difference between engineering activities and technology activities, and the core of the relationship between “Dao” and “Technique.” Other essays cover the ethics of technology, practical wisdom (phronesis) and practical reasoning, as well as creative concepts and methods concerning the philosophical problems in high technology, architectural technology, and technological innovation. The authors also consider more general issues in the field. This book compiles the relevant research achievements of Chinese scholars in various time periods. Some authors have revised and translated into English papers published in Chinese, while others present their research in English specifically for this study. An annotated bibliography of the major publications in the field completes this collection.

Technology and Mathematics

Technology and Mathematics
Author: Sven Ove Hansson
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 373
Release: 2018-10-24
ISBN 10: 3319937790
ISBN 13: 9783319937793
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology and Mathematics Book Review:

This volume is the first extensive study of the historical and philosophical connections between technology and mathematics. Coverage includes the use of mathematics in ancient as well as modern technology, devices and machines for computation, cryptology, mathematics in technological education, the epistemology of computer-mediated proofs, and the relationship between technological and mathematical computability. The book also examines the work of such historical figures as Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Charles Babbage, Ada Lovelace, and Alan Turing.

The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Engineering

The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Engineering
Author: Diane P Michelfelder,Neelke Doorn
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 856
Release: 2020-12-30
ISBN 10: 9781138244955
ISBN 13: 1138244953
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Engineering Book Review:

Engineering has always been a part of human life but only recently become the subject matter of systematic philosophical inquiry. The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Engineering presents the state-of-the-art of this field and lays a foundation for shaping future conversations within it. With a broad scholarly scope and 55 chapters contributed by both established experts and fresh voices in the field, the Handbook provides valuable insights into this dynamic and fast-growing field. The volume focuses on central issues and debates, established themes and new developments in: Foundational perspectives Engineering reasoning Ontology Engineering design processes Engineering activities and methods Values in engineering Responsibilities in engineering practice Reimagining engineering The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Engineering will be of value for both students and active researchers in philosophy of engineering and in cognate fields (philosophy of technology, philosophy of design). It is also intended for engineers working both inside and outside of academia who would like to gain a more fundamental understanding of their particular professional field. The increasing development of new technologies, such as autonomous vehicles, and new interdisciplinary fields, such as human-computer interaction, not only calls for philosophical inquiry but also for engineers and philosophers to work in collaboration with one another. At the same time, the demands on engineers to respond to the challenges of world health, climate change, poverty, and other so-called "wicked problems" have also been on the rise. These factors, together with the fact that a host of questions concerning the processes by which technologies are developed have arisen, make the current Handbook a timely and valuable publication.

Philosophy of Technology

Philosophy of Technology
Author: Maarten J Verkerk,Jan Hoogland,Jan van der Stoep,Marc J. de Vries
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-09-16
ISBN 10: 1317445716
ISBN 13: 9781317445715
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy of Technology Book Review:

Philosophy of Technology: An introduction for technology and business students is an accessible guide to technology’s changes , their ubiquitousness, and the many questions these raise. Designed for those with no philosophical background in mind, it is ideal for technology and engineering students or specialists who want to learn to think critically about how their work influences society and our daily lives. The technological, business environment and daily experiences are the starting point of the book and the authors’ reflect upon these practices from a philosophical point of view. The text goes on to present a critical analysis of the subject including development, manufacturing, sales and marketing and the use of technological products and services. The abstract ideas are made easier to grasp with a story-telling approach: a vivid history of the discipline and colourful portraits of the core thinkers in this domain, as well as four case studies drawing from various engineering disciplines to demonstrate how philosophy can and should influence technology in practice. The first comprehensive introduction to this vibrant young sub-discipline in over 20 years, this is an ideal textbook for students of technology and engineering beginning a course or project in the philosophy of their subject.

French Philosophy of Technology

French Philosophy of Technology
Author: Sacha Loeve,Xavier Guchet,Bernadette Bensaude Vincent
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-05-28
ISBN 10: 3319895184
ISBN 13: 9783319895185
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

French Philosophy of Technology Book Review:

Offering an overall insight into the French tradition of philosophy of technology, this volume is meant to make French-speaking contributions more accessible to the international philosophical community. The first section, “Negotiating a Cultural Heritage,” presents a number of leading 20th century philosophical figures (from Bergson and Canguilhem to Simondon, Dagognet or Ellul) and intellectual movements (from Personalism to French Cybernetics and political ecology) that help shape philosophy of technology in the Francophone area, and feed into contemporary debates (ecology of technology, politics of technology, game studies). The second section, “Coining and Reconfiguring Technoscience,” traces the genealogy of this controversial concept and discusses its meanings and relevance. A third section, “Revisiting Anthropological Categories,” focuses on the relationships of technology with the natural and the human worlds from various perspectives that include anthropotechnology, Anthropocene, technological and vital norms and temporalities. The final section, “Innovating in Ethics, Design and Aesthetics,” brings together contributions that draw on various French traditions to afford fresh insights on ethics of technology, philosophy of design, techno-aesthetics and digital studies. The contributions in this volume are vivid and rich in original approaches that can spur exchanges and debates with other philosophical traditions.

Ethics Technology and Engineering

Ethics  Technology  and Engineering
Author: Ibo van de Poel,Lambèr Royakkers
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2011-03-23
ISBN 10: 1444395718
ISBN 13: 9781444395716
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethics Technology and Engineering Book Review:

Featuring a wide range of international case studies, Ethics, Technology, and Engineering presents a unique and systematic approach for engineering students to deal with the ethical issues that are increasingly inherent in engineering practice. Utilizes a systematic approach to ethical case analysis -- the ethical cycle -- which features a wide range of real-life international case studies including the Challenger Space Shuttle, the Herald of Free Enterprise and biofuels. Covers a broad range of topics, including ethics in design, risks, responsibility, sustainability, and emerging technologies Can be used in conjunction with the online ethics tool Agora (http://www.ethicsandtechnology.com) Provides engineering students with a clear introduction to the main ethical theories Includes an extensive glossary with key terms

A Companion to the Philosophy of Technology

A Companion to the Philosophy of Technology
Author: Jan Kyrre Berg Olsen,Stig Andur Pedersen,Vincent F. Hendricks
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2012-10-01
ISBN 10: 1118394232
ISBN 13: 9781118394236
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to the Philosophy of Technology Book Review:

Drawing on essays from leading international and multi-disciplinary scholars, A Companion to the Philosophy of Technology is the first comprehensive and authoritative reference source to cover the key issues of technology’s impact on society and our lives. Presents the first complete, authoritative reference work in the field Organized thematically for use both as a full introduction to the field or an encyclopedic reference Draws on original essays from leading interdisciplinary scholars Features the most up-to-date and cutting edge research in the interdisciplinary fields of philosophy, technology, and their broader intellectual environments

Luciano Floridi s Philosophy of Technology

Luciano Floridi   s Philosophy of Technology
Author: Hilmi Demir
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2012-06-15
ISBN 10: 9400742924
ISBN 13: 9789400742925
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Luciano Floridi s Philosophy of Technology Book Review:

Information and communication technologies of the 20th century have had a significant impact on our daily lives. They have brought new opportunities as well as new challenges for human development. The Philosopher: Luciano Floridi claims that these new technologies have led to a revolutionary shift in our understanding of humanity’s nature and its role in the universe. Florodi’s philosophical analysis of new technologies leads to a novel metaphysical framework in which our understanding of the ultimate nature of reality shifts from a materialist one to an informational one. In this world, all entities, be they natural or artificial, are analyzed as informational entities. This book provides critical reflection to this idea, in four different areas: Information Ethics and The Method of Levels of Abstraction The Information Revolution and Alternative Categorizations of Technological Advancements Applications: Education, Internet and Information Science Epistemic and Ontic Aspects of the Philosophy of Information

A Philosophy of Technology

A Philosophy of Technology
Author: Pieter E. Vermaas,Peter Kroes,Maarten Franssen
Publsiher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 160845598X
ISBN 13: 9781608455980
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Philosophy of Technology Book Review:

In A Philosophy of Technology: From Technical Artefacts to Sociotechnical Systems, technology is analysed from a series of different perspectives. The analysis starts by focussing on the most tangible products of technology, called technical artefacts, and then builds step-wise towards considering those artefacts within their context of use, and ultimately as embedded in encompassing sociotechnical systems that also include humans as operators and social rules like legislation. Philosophical characterisations are given of technical artefacts, their context of use and of sociotechnical systems. Analyses are presented of how technical artefacts are designed in engineering and what types of technological knowledge is involved in engineering. And the issue is considered how engineers and others can or cannot influence the development of technology. These characterisations are complemented by ethical analyses of the moral status of technical artefacts and the possibilities and impossibilities for engineers to influence this status when designing artefacts and the sociotechnical systems in which artefacts are embedded. The running example in the book is aviation, where aeroplanes are examples of technical artefacts and the world aviation system is an example of a sociotechnical system. Issues related to the design of quiet aeroplane engines and the causes of aviation accidents are analysed for illustrating the moral status of designing, and the role of engineers therein. Table of Contents: Technical Artefacts / Technical Designing / Ethics and Designing / Technological Knowledge / Sociotechnical Systems / The Role of Social Factors in Technological Development / Ethics and Unintended Consequences of Technology

Continental Philosophy of Technoscience

Continental Philosophy of Technoscience
Author: Hub Zwart
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2021-11-18
ISBN 10: 3030845702
ISBN 13: 9783030845704
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Continental Philosophy of Technoscience Book Review:

The key objective of this volume is to allow philosophy students and early-stage researchers to become practicing philosophers in technoscientific settings. Zwart focuses on the methodological issue of how to practice continental philosophy of technoscience today. This text draws upon continental authors such as Hegel, Engels, Heidegger, Bachelard and Lacan (and their fields of dialectics, phenomenology and psychoanalysis) in developing a coherent message around the technicity of science or rather, “technoscience”. Within technoscience, the focus will be on recent developments in life sciences research, such as genomics, post-genomics, synthetic biology and global ecology. This book uniquely presents continental perspectives that tend to be underrepresented in mainstream philosophy of science, yet entail crucial insights for coming to terms with technoscience as it is evolving on a global scale today. This is an open access book.