Engineering, Development and Philosophy

Engineering, Development and Philosophy

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This inclusive, cross-cultural study rethinks the nexus between engineering, development, and culture. It offers diverse commentary from a range of disciplinary perspectives on how the philosophies of todaya€™s cultural triumviratea€”American, European and Chinesea€”are shaped and given nuance by the cross-fertilization of engineering and development. Scholars from the humanities and social sciences as well as engineers themselves reflect on key questions that arise in this relational context, such as how international development work affects the professional views, identities, practice and ethics of engineers. The first volume to offer a systematic and collaborative study that cuts across continental boundaries, the book delineates the kinds of skills and competences that tomorrowa€™s engineering success stories will require, and analyzes fascinating aspects of the interplay between engineering and philosophy, such as how traditionally Chinese ways of thinking can influence modern engineering practice in the worlda€™s most populous country. Chinaa€™s problematic mix of engineering woes and wonders, from the high-profile crash on its high-profile rail network to its a€˜birda€™s nesta€™ Olympic stadium, adds to the urgency for reform, while Europea€™s Enlightenment-informed legal frameworks are contrasted with Chinese mechanisms in their governance of the field of nanotechnology, a crucial element of future technical evolution. Fascinating and compelling in equal measure, this volume addresses one of the topics at the leading edge of humanitya€™s quest to survive, and to thrive.a€‹However, here the epistemological core also embraces technical issues which are seen as the basis for business creation. ... institute, and we have made a content analysis of course descriptions, teaching plans, required readings and literature lists. ... government (2004), a new compulsory add-on course module was developed to be implemented in spring 2010. ... that faculty attitudes and discourses 12 Socio-technical Integration in Engineering Education: A Never- Ending Story 207.

Title:Engineering, Development and Philosophy
Author: Steen Hyldgaard Christensen, Carl Mitcham, Bocong Li, Yanming An
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-10-30

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