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  1. Catherine Legg (2010). Engineering Philosophy. International Journal of Machine Consciousness 2 (01):45-50.score: 156.0
    A commentary on a current paper by Aaron Sloman (“An alternative to working on machine consciousness"). Sloman argues that in order to make progress in AI, consciousness (and related unclear folk mental concepts), "should be replaced by more precise and varied architecture-based concepts better suited to specify what needs to be explained by scientific theories". This original vision of philosophical inquiry as mapping out 'design-spaces' for a contested concept seeks to achieve a holistic, synthetic understanding of what possibilities such spaces (...)
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  2. Wha-Chul Son (2008). Philosophy of Technology and Macro-Ethics in Engineering. Science and Engineering Ethics 14 (3):405-415.score: 150.0
    The purpose of this paper is to diagnose and analyze the gap between philosophy of technology and engineering ethics and to suggest bridging them in a constructive way. In the first section, I will analyze why philosophy of technology and engineering ethics have taken separate paths so far. The following section will deal with the so-called macro-approach in engineering ethics. While appreciating the initiative, I will argue that there are still certain aspects in this approach (...)
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  3. Mandy Northover, Derrick G. Kourie, Andrew Boake, Stefan Gruner & Alan Northover (2008). Towards a Philosophy of Software Development: 40 Years After the Birth of Software Engineering. [REVIEW] Journal for General Philosophy of Science 39 (1):85 - 113.score: 150.0
    Over the past four decades, software engineering has emerged as a discipline in its own right, though it has roots both in computer science and in classical engineering. Its philosophical foundations and premises are not yet well understood. In recent times, members of the software engineering community have started to search for such foundations. In particular, the philosophies of Kuhn and Popper have been used by philosophically-minded software engineers in search of a deeper understanding of their discipline. (...)
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  4. Louis L. Bucciarelli (2003). Engineering Philosophy. Dup Satellite.score: 150.0
     
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  5. Brett Calcott (2011). Wimsatt and the Robustness Family: Review of Wimsatt's Re-Engineering Philosophy for Limited Beings. [REVIEW] Biology and Philosophy 26 (2):281-293.score: 126.0
    This review of Wimsatt’s book Re-engineering Philosophy for Limited Beings focuses on analysing his use of robustness, a central theme in the book. I outline a family of three distinct conceptions of robustness that appear in the book, and look at the different roles they play. I briefly examine what underwrites robustness, and suggest that further work is needed to clarify both the structure of robustness and the relation between it various conceptions.
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  6. Alan W. Richardson (2002). Engineering Philosophy of Science: American Pragmatism and Logical Empiricism in the 1930s. Proceedings of the Philosophy of Science Association 2002 (3):S36-S47.score: 120.0
    This essay examines logical empiricism and American pragmatism, arguing that American philosophy's embrace of logical empiricism in the 1930s was not a turning away from Dewey's pragmatism. It places both movements within scientific philosophy and finds two key points on which they agreed: their revolutionary ambitions and their social engineering sensibility. The essay suggests that the disagreement over emotivism in ethics should be placed within the context of a larger issue on which the movements disagreed: demarcationism and (...)
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  7. Carl Mitcham (1994). Thinking Through Technology: The Path Between Engineering and Philosophy. University of Chicago Press.score: 114.0
    What does it mean to think about technology philosophically? Why try? These are the issues that Carl Mitcham addresses in this work, a comprehensive, critical introduction to the philosophy of technology and a discussion of its sources and uses. Tracing the changing meaning of "technology" from ancient times to our own, Mitcham identifies the most important traditions of critical analysis of technology: the engineering approach, which assumes the centrality of technology in human life and the humanities approach, which (...)
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  8. William C. Wimsatt (2007). Re-Engineering Philosophy for Limited Beings: Piecewise Approximations to Reality. Harvard University Press.score: 108.0
    This book offers a philosophy for error-prone humans trying to understand messy systems in the real world.
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  9. Stefan Gruner (2011). Problems for a Philosophy of Software Engineering. Minds and Machines 21 (2):275-299.score: 108.0
    On the basis of an earlier contribution to the philosophy of computer science by Amnon Eden, this essay discusses to what extent Eden’s ‘paradigms’ of computer science can be transferred or applied to software engineering. This discussion implies an analysis of how software engineering and computer science are related to each other. The essay concludes that software engineering can neither be fully subsumed by computer science, nor vice versa. Consequently, also the philosophies of computer science and (...)
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  10. Carl Mitcham (1998). The Importance of Philosophy to Engineering. Teorema 17 (3):27-47.score: 102.0
    Philosophy has not paid sufficient attention to engineering. Nevertheless, engineers should not use this as an excuse to ignore philosophy. The argument here is that philosophy is important to engineering for at least three reasons. First, philosophy is necessary so that engineers may understand and defend themselves against philosophical criticisms. In fact, there is a tradition of engineering philosophy that is largely overlooked, even by engineers. Second, philosophy, especially ethics, is necessary (...)
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  11. Derrick Mandy Northover, Andrew Boake G. Kourie & Alan Northover Stefan Gruner (2008). Towards a Philosophy of Software Development: 40 Years After the Birth of Software Engineering. Journal for General Philosophy of Science 39 (1).score: 102.0
    Over the past four decades, software engineering has emerged as a discipline in its own right, though it has roots both in computer science and in classical engineering. Its philosophical foundations and premises are not yet well understood. In recent times, members of the software engineering community have started to search for such foundations. In particular, the philosophies of Kuhn and Popper have been used by philosophically-minded software engineers in search of a deeper understanding of their discipline. (...)
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  12. Samuel C. Florman (1996). The Existential Pleasures of Engineering. St. Martin's Griffin.score: 102.0
    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, (...)
     
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  13. Alex Rosenberg (2011). William C. Wimsatt: Re-Engineering Philosophy for Limited Beings: Piecewise Approximations to Reality. Biology and Philosophy 26 (2):261-268.score: 96.0
  14. Pieter E. Vermaas, Peter Kroes, Andrew Light & Steven A. Moore (eds.) (2008). Philosophy and Design: From Engineering to Architecture. Springer.score: 96.0
    This volume provides the reader with an integrated overview of state-of-the-art research in philosophy and ethics of design in engineering and architecture.
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  15. Luciano Floridi (2011). A Defence of Constructionism: Philosophy as Conceptual Engineering. Metaphilosophy 42 (3):282-304.score: 90.0
    Abstract: This article offers an account and defence of constructionism, both as a metaphilosophical approach and as a philosophical methodology, with references to the so-called maker's knowledge tradition. Its main thesis is that Plato's “user's knowledge” tradition should be complemented, if not replaced, by a constructionist approach to philosophical problems in general and to knowledge in particular. Epistemic agents know something when they are able to build (reproduce, simulate, model, construct, etc.) that something and plug the obtained information into the (...)
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  16. Robert C. Richardson (2007). Review of William C. Wimsatt, Re-Engineering Philosophy for Limited Beings: Piecewise Approximations to Reality. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2007 (12).score: 90.0
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  17. Eric T. Kerr (2013). Engineering Differences Between Natural, Social, and Artificial Kinds. In Maarten Franssen, Peter Kroes, Pieter Vermaas & Thomas A. C. Reydon (eds.), Artefact Kinds: Ontology and the Human-made World. Synthese Library.score: 90.0
    My starting point is that discussions in philosophy about the ontology of technical artifacts ought to be informed by classificatory practices in engineering. Hence, the heuristic value of the natural-artificial distinction in engineering counts against arguments which favour abandoning the distinction in metaphysics. In this chapter, I present the philosophical equipment needed to analyse classificatory practices and then present a case study of engineering practice using these theoretical tools. More in particular, I make use of the (...)
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  18. Keekok Lee (2003). Philosophy and Revolutions in Genetics: Deep Science and Deep Technology. Palgrave Macmillan.score: 84.0
    The last century saw two great revolutions in genetics the development of classic Mendelian theory and the discovery and investigation of DNA. Each fundamental scientific discovery in turn generated its own distinctive technology. These two case studies, examined in this text, enable the author to conduct a philosophical exploration of the relationship between fundamental scientific discoveries on the one hand, and the technologies that spring from them on the other. As such it is also an exercise in the philosophy (...)
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  19. Gordon Graham (2002). Genes: A Philosophical Inquiry. Routledge.score: 84.0
    "It's all in the genes." Is this true, and if so, what is all in the genes? Genes: A Philosophical Inquiry is a crystal clear and highly informative guide to a debate none of us can afford to ignore. Beginning with a much-needed overview of the relationship between science and technology, Gordon Graham lucidly explains and assesses the most important and controversial aspects of the genes debate: Darwinian theory and its critics, the idea of the "selfish" gene, evolutionary psychology, (...)
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  20. Viola Schiaffonati (2011). Philosophy and Engineering: An Emerging Agenda. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 25 (1):89 - 92.score: 84.0
    International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Volume 25, Issue 1, Page 89-92, March 2011.
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  21. Linus J. McManaman (1956). Social Engineering: The Legal Philosophy of Roscoe Pound. Abbey Student Press.score: 84.0
     
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  22. Peter Janich & Michael Weingarten (2002). Verantwortung Ohne Verständnis? Wie Die Ethikdebatte Zur Gentechnik Von Deren Wissenschaftstheorie Abhängt. Journal for General Philosophy of Science 33 (1):85-120.score: 78.0
    Responsibility Without Understanding? How the Debate on the Ethics of Genetic Engineering Depends on Its Philosophy of Science. The main thesis in this paper is that bioethics has no own criteria to judge the chances and risks of genetic engineering. But if we distinguish (1) between different types of genetic, (2) between genetic engineering as a set of methods for experimentation and genetic engineering as an industrial technique and (3) reconstruct the metaphors and the terminology (...)
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  23. Glen Miller (2009). London Calling Philosophy and Engineering: Wpe 2008. Science and Engineering Ethics 15 (4):443-446.score: 78.0
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  24. Ilse Oosterlaken (2010). Ibo van de Poel and David E. Goldberg (Eds): Philosophy and Engineering. An Emerging Agenda. [REVIEW] Science and Engineering Ethics 16 (3):629-630.score: 78.0
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  25. C. Verharen, J. Tharakan, G. Middendorf, M. Castro-Sitiriche & G. Kadoda (2013). Introducing Survival Ethics Into Engineering Education and Practice. Science and Engineering Ethics 19 (2):599-623.score: 78.0
    Given the possibilities of synthetic biology, weapons of mass destruction and global climate change, humans may achieve the capacity globally to alter life. This crisis calls for an ethics that furnishes effective motives to take global action necessary for survival. We propose a research program for understanding why ethical principles change across time and culture. We also propose provisional motives and methods for reaching global consensus on engineering field ethics. Current interdisciplinary research in ethics, psychology, neuroscience and evolutionary theory (...)
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  26. O. N. Arup (2012). Ove Arup: Philosophy of Design: Essays 1942-1981. Prestel.score: 78.0
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  27. Paul T. Durbin (1997). Carl Mitcham, Thinking Through Technology: The Path Between Engineering and Philosophy Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 17 (3):190-193.score: 78.0
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  28. Wanyuan Li (2011). New Philosophy Theories in Physics and Biomedicine =. Zhongguo Chuan Mei da Xue Chu Ban She.score: 78.0
     
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  29. J. C. Pitt (2001). Carl Mitcham, Thinking Through Technology: The Path Between Engineering and Philosophy. International Studies in Philosophy 33 (2):147-148.score: 78.0
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  30. Yingxu Wang (2003). On Cognitive Informatics. [REVIEW] Brain and Mind 4 (2):151-167.score: 72.0
    Supplementary to matter and energy, information is the third essence for modeling the natural world. An emerging discipline known as cognitive informatics (CI) is developed recently that forms a profound interdisciplinary study of cognitive and information sciences, and tackles the common root problems sharing by informatics, computing, software engineering, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, neuropsychology, philosophy, linguistics, and life science. CI focuses on internal information processing mechanisms and the natural intelligence of the brain. This paper describes the historical development (...)
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  31. Uri Pincas (2011). Program Verification and Functioning of Operative Computing Revisited: How About Mathematics Engineering? [REVIEW] Minds and Machines 21 (2):337-359.score: 72.0
    The issue of proper functioning of operative computing and the utility of program verification, both in general and of specific methods, has been discussed a lot. In many of those discussions, attempts have been made to take mathematics as a model of knowledge and certitude achieving, and accordingly infer about the suitable ways to handle computing. I shortly review three approaches to the subject, and then take a stance by considering social factors which affect the epistemic status of both mathematics (...)
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  32. Larry Stapleton (2013). Zarathustra and Beyond: Exploring Culture and Values Online. [REVIEW] AI and Society 28 (1):95-105.score: 72.0
    Illusions of control and fantasies of power are important themes in human history and culture. The first objective of this paper is to explore Zarathustran fantasies in the information society, and our dreams of God-like control and mastery over ourselves and the Universe. This paper does not try to be faithful to Nietzschean philosophical concepts of Zarathustra, but instead explore cultural themes, which can be related to a mythology of God-like control and omniscient perception. It draws together strands from science (...)
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  33. Pieter E. Vermaas (2010). Philosophy of Engineering and Technology. Techné 14 (1):55-59.score: 72.0
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  34. Louis Crane (2012). From Philosophy to Engineering. Foundations of Science 17 (1):17-19.score: 72.0
    In the years since I first thought of the possibility of producing artificial black holes, my focus on it has shifted from the role of life in the universe to a practical suggestion for the middle-term future, which I think of as on the order of a few centuries.
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  35. Deborah G. Johnson (2009). Philosophy and Design From Engineering to Architecture. Techné 13 (2):162-164.score: 72.0
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  36. Thomas P. Cummings (1995). Book Review: Thinking Through Technology: The Path Between Engineering and Philosophy by Carl Mitchell. [REVIEW] Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 25 (2):24-26.score: 72.0
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  37. Taft H. Broome Jr (1985). Engineering the Philosophy of Science. Metaphilosophy 16 (1):47–56.score: 72.0
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  38. Taft H. Broome (1985). Engineering the Philosophy of Science. Metaphilosophy 16 (1):47-56.score: 72.0
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  39. Paul T. Durbin (2006). Chapter 15: Philosophy of Engineering. Techné 10 (2):141-151.score: 72.0
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  40. Alireza Seghatoleslami (forthcoming). Does the History of Engineering Require the Philosophy of Engineering? Philosophical Investigations.score: 72.0
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  41. Antonio Alonso (1998). Thinking Through Technology. The Path Between Engineering and Philosophy, de Carl Mitcham. Teorema: Revista Internacional de Filosofía 17 (3):125-128.score: 72.0
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  42. Hilmi Demir (ed.) (2012). Philosophy of Engineering and Technology Volume 8. Springer.score: 72.0
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  43. M. J. de Vries, S. O. Hansson & A. W. M. Meijers (eds.) (2013). Norms in Technology: Philosophy of Engineering and Technology, Vol. 9. Springer.score: 72.0
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  44. Candace Cummins Gauthier (2002). Michael Boylan, Ph. D., is Professor of Philosophy at Marymount University. He is the Author or Editor of ten Books in Philosophy, Including Genetic Engineering: Science and Ethics on the New Frontier. Additionally, He has Pub-Lished More Than 60 Articles on the Philosophy of Science, Ancient Philosophy, Ethics, and Literary Theory. [REVIEW] Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 11:214-215.score: 72.0
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  45. Harry Halpin & Alexandre Monnin (eds.) (2014). Philosophical Engineering: Toward a Philosophy of the Web. Wiley-Blackwell.score: 72.0
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  46. Justin Leiber (2002). Philosophy, Engineering, Biology, and History: A Vindication of Turing's Views About the Distinction Between the Cognitive and Physical Sciences. Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence 14 (1):29-37.score: 72.0
    Alan Turing draws a firm line between the mental and the physical, between the cognitive and physical sciences. For Turing, following a tradition that went back to D=Arcy Thompson, if not Geoffroy and Lucretius, throws talk of function, intentionality, and final causes from biology as a physical science. He likens Amother nature@ to the earnest A. I. scientist, who may send to school disparate versions of the Achild machine,@ eventually hoping for a test-passer but knowing that the vagaries of his (...)
     
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  47. Carl Mitcham (2008). Tong Guo Ji Shu Si Kao: Gong Cheng Yu Zhe Xue Zhi Jian de Dao Lu = Thinking Through Technology: The Path Between Engineering and Philosophy. Liaoning Ren Min Chu Ban She.score: 72.0
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  48. José Antonio Méndez Sanz & José Antonio López Cerezo (1995). Thinking Through Technology: The Path Between Engineering and Philosophy. Theoria 10 (3):231-232.score: 72.0
     
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  49. P. Simons (2009). Philosophy and Engineering. The Monist 92 (3).score: 72.0
     
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