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Stig Pedersen
Roskilde University
Vincent Hendricks
University of Copenhagen
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Engineering science is a scientific discipline that from the point of view of epistemology and the philosophy of science has been somewhat neglected. When engineering science was under philosophical scrutiny it often just involved the question of whether engineering is a spin-off of pure and applied science and their methods. We, however, hold that engineering is a science governed by its own epistemology, methodology and ontology. This point is systematically argued by comparing the different sciences with respect to a particular set of characterization criteria
Keywords engineering vs. basic sciences  epistemology of engineering  technical matrices in science and engineering  the methodology of engineering  the ontological/methodological/epistemological differences betweenengineering and basic sciences
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DOI 10.1023/A:1026512011115
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