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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].

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Series Boston studies in the philosophy and history of science ; v. 330
Boston studies in the philosophy and history of science ; 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.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Intro; Preface; Apology; Formatting Note; Acknowledgments; Contents; Contributors; Introduction: Intensifying Encounters; Introduction; Joseph Needham: Science, Technology, andA Philosophy; John Dewey: Complementing Needham; Philosophy ofA Engineering: Theoretical Issues; Philosophy ofA Engineering: Practical Issues; Philosophical Perspectives onA Engineering History; Engineering, Ethics, andA Society; Supplementary Interviews; Conclusion; References; Part I: Philosophy of Engineering: Theoretical Issues; Chapter 1: On Relationships between theA History andA Philosophy ofA Engineering
1.1 Introduction1.2 Two Disciplines withA aA Common Fate; 1.3 The Lakatos Thesis; 1.4 Distinguishing Histories; 1.5 Engineering Evolution; 1.6 The Engineering Community; 1.7 Tensions andA Complementarities; References; Chapter 2: Critical Thinking andA Heuristics: What Philosophy Can Learn fromA Engineering about theA Back ofA theA Envelope; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Heuristical Reasoning andA Critical Thinking; 2.3 The Heuristical Benefits ofA Critical Thinking Fallacies; 2.4 Critical Thinking Revisited; References; Chapter 3: Ontology ofA Technical Artifacts: AA Proposal; 3.1 Introduction
3.2 Background3.3 Problems andA Reactions; 3.4 Toward aA New Proposal; 3.5 Conclusion; References; Chapter 4: Toward anA Experimental Philosophy ofA Engineering; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Two Paradoxes inA Classical Philosophy ofA Technology; 4.3 Insight fromA Experimental Metaphysics; 4.4 Uncertainty andA Experiment inA Engineering; 4.4.1 Learning fromA Experiment; 4.4.2 Engineering Failure asA Experiment; 4.4.3 ForesightA as Collective Projecting; 4.5 The Co-evolution ofA Human Beings andA Engineering ThroughA Experiments; 4.6 Conclusion; References
Chapter 5: Feasibility andA Acceptability inA Engineering5.1 Introduction: Posing theA Question; 5.2 PX Project andA Dimensions inA Feasibility Studies; 5.3 Acceptance andA Acceptability; 5.4 Feasibility Decision Making Based onA Acceptability; 5.5 Conclusion; References; Chapter 6: Ancient Chinese Attitudes toward Technics: Chinese Philosophy ofA Technology Prior toA theA 1800s; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 #x98;#x93;c»#x8F;Yijing: AA Basic Source ofA Chinese Attitudes TowardA Technics; 6.3 a¥ Kaogong ji: Earliest Chinese Text onA Technics; 6.4 Confucianism: Ethics over Technics
6.5 Daoism: Technics asA Intuition andA Distraction6.6 a¤a¥a¼#x80;c#x89; Tiangong kaiwu: AA Seventeenth Century Chinese Encyclopedia ofA Technics; 6.7 Conclusion; References; Chapter 7: From Engineering toA theA Philosophy ofA Engineering: Philosophical Reflections ofA anA Engineer; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 The Engineering-Philosophy Gap; 7.3 The Nature ofA Engineering; 7.4 The Role andA Responsibilities ofA Engineers; 7.5 The Evolution ofA Engineering; 7.6 Engineering andA theA Philosophy ofA Engineering; 7.7 Conclusion; References; Part II: Philosophy of Engineering: Practical Issues
Chapter 8: An Engineera#x80;#x99;s Approach toA theA Philosophy ofA Engineering
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.
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ISBN 9783319624501 (electronic bk.)
3319624504 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-62450-1
OCLC # 1022560758
Additional Format Printed edition: 9783319624488