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Title Philosophy of engineering, East and West / editor, Carl Mitcham ; associate editors, Li Bocong, Byron Newberry, Zhang Baichun.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018]
2018.

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Series Boston studies in the philosophy and history of science, 2214-7942 ; volume 330.
Boston studies in the philosophy and history of science ; http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2013030846 v. 330.
Subject Engineering -- Orient -- Philosophy.
Engineering -- Western countries -- Philosophy.
Engineering -- Orient -- History.
Engineering -- Western countries -- History.
Alt Name Mitcham, Carl,
Li, Bocong,
Newberry, Byron,
Zhang, Baichun, 1960-
Description 1 online resource (xl, 333 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc http://rdaregistry.info/termList/RDAColourContent/1003
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : intensifying encounters / Carl Mitcham -- On relationships between the history and philosophy of engineering / Li Bocong -- Critical thinking and heuristics : what philosophy can learn from engineering about the back of the envelope / Diane P. Michelfelder -- Ontology of technical artifacts : a proposal / Hans Poser -- Toward an experimental philosophy of engineering / Wang Dazhou -- Feasibility and acceptability in engineering / Wang Guoyu, Li Lei, Cao Xu -- Ancient Chinese attitudes toward technics : Chinese philosophy of technology prior to the 1800s / Wang Nan -- From engineering to the philosophy of engineering : philosophical reflections of an engineer / Yin Ruiyu -- An engineer's approach to the philosophy of engineering / Erik W. Aslaksen -- A biomimetic approach to complex global problems / James L. Barnes, Susan K. Barnes, Michael J. Dyrenfurth -- The philosophy of engineering and the engineering worldview / Terry Bristol -- Toward a practical philosophy of engineering : dealing with complex problems from the sustainability discourse / Donald Hector, Carleton Christensen, Jim Petrie -- What do bridges and software tell us about the philosophy of engineering? / Viola Schiaffonati, Mario Verdicchio -- Herbert Simon meets Billy Vaughn Koen and Joan van Aken : from sciences of the artificial to engineering heuristics and design propositions / Edison Renato Silva, Domicio Proenca Jr., Roberto Bartholo -- Early Chinese engineering education : influence and disappearance of the Fuzhou Shipping School / Chen Jia, Wang Jian -- The earliest Western-trained engineers in China's iron and steel industry / Fang Yibing, Qian Wei -- Engineering and the postcolonial : historical perspectives and ethical practices / Suzanne Moon -- Conflicts and adaptations in technology transfer to modern China : the Jiaoji Railway case / Wang Bin -- Between optimism and despair : engineering, anthropology, and development in the twenty-first century / Rita Armstrong -- "I became an engineer by accident!" : Engineering, vocation, and professional values / Christelle Didier, Patrick Simonnin -- Chinese student perceptions of engineering ethics / Heinz C. Luegenbiehl -- Engineering policy : exploratory reflections / Carl Mitcham, Zhang Kang -- The dao of Chinese water management and development : challenges and perspectives / Wim Ravesteijn -- Decision making in the 120MN Shanghai Hydraulic Forging Press Project : walking a tightrope between politics and technology / Sun Lie -- Roots of the philosophy of technology in China / Yuan Deyu, Cao Dongming, Carl Mitcham, Yin Wenjuan -- Humanities perspectives on science, technology, and engineering in China / Liu Dachun, Carl Mitcham, Zhao Junhai -- Afterword : some missing elements / Paul T. Durbin.
Summary 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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9783319624501 (electronic book)
3319624504 (electronic book)
9783319624488 (hardback)
3319624482 (hardback)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-62450-1
OCLC # 1022560758
Additional Format Print version: Philosophy of engineering, East and West. Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018] 9783319624488 (DLC) 2017954930 (OCoLC)989966090.