The Existential Pleasures of Engineering
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
St. Martin's Griffin (1996)
Humans have always sought to change their environment—building houses, monuments, temples, and roads. In the process, they have remade the fabric of the world into newly functional objects that are also works of art to be admired. In this second edition of his popular Existential Pleasures of Engineering, Samuel Florman explores how engineers think and feel about their profession. A deeply insightful and refreshingly unique text, this book corrects the myth that engineering is cold and passionless. Indeed, Florman celebrates engineering not only crucial and fundamental but also vital and alive he views it as a response to some of our deepest impulses, an endeavor rich in spiritual and sensual rewards. Opposing the "anti-technology" stance, Florman gives readers a practical, creative, and even amusing philosophy of engineering that boasts of pride in his craft
|Keywords||Engineering Philosophy Engineering Psychological aspects|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$1.91 used (89% off) $5.99 new (65% off) $14.08 direct from Amazon (18% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||TA157.F57 1996|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Mike W. Martin (2002). Personal Meaning and Ethics in Engineering. Science and Engineering Ethics 8 (4):545-560.
Abdul Kabir Hussain Solihu & Abdul Rauf Ambali (2011). Dissolving the Engineering Moral Dilemmas Within the Islamic Ethico-Legal Praxes. Science and Engineering Ethics 17 (1):133-147.
Mike W. Martin (2006). Moral Creativity in Science and Engineering. Science and Engineering Ethics 12 (3):421-433.
Philippe D’Anjou (2010). Toward an Horizon in Design Ethics. Science and Engineering Ethics 16 (2):355-370.
W. P. S. Dias (2006). Heidegger's Resonance with Engineering: The Primacy of Practice. Science and Engineering Ethics 12 (3):523-532.
Similar books and articles
Michael Davis (2003). What's Philosophically Interesting About Engineering Ethics? Science and Engineering Ethics 9 (3):353-361.
Carl Mitcham (1998). The Importance of Philosophy to Engineering. Teorema: International Journal of Philosophy 17 (3):27-47.
Michael Davis (1995). An Historical Preface to Engineering Ethics. Science and Engineering Ethics 1 (1):33-48.
Mark Coeckelbergh (2010). Engineering Good: How Engineering Metaphors Help Us to Understand the Moral Life and Change Society. Science and Engineering Ethics 16 (2):371-385.
Susan Magun-Jackson (2004). A Psychological Model That Integrates Ethics in Engineering Education. Science and Engineering Ethics 10 (2):219-224.
Wha-Chul Son (2008). Philosophy of Technology and Macro-Ethics in Engineering. Science and Engineering Ethics 14 (3):405-415.
Michael Davis (1998). Thinking Like an Engineer: Studies in the Ethics of a Profession. Oxford University Press.
C. Thomas Rogers (1980). The End-Use Problem in Engineering Ethics. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1980:464 - 480.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2009-01-28
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?