Engineering and Philosophy seem two worlds apart. But things and ideas are not disjunct in thiw world and their synthesis is certainly essential in engineering design. In this book, the author explores how the concerns of philosophers are relevant to engineering thought and practice - in negotiating tradeoffs, in diagnosing failure, in constructing adequate models and simulations, and in teaching.
The book is based on a number of lectures given at the Technical University of Delft, where the author was a Visiting Professor hosted by the Philosophy section and the School of Industrial Engineering Design. It was originally published by DUP Satellite; an imprint of Delft University Press, 2003.
DUP Satellite; an imprint of Delft University Press
Bucciarelli, Louis, Engineering Philosophy, Delft University Press, 2003
"Engineering Philosophy", failure analysis, engineering knowledge and know-how, engineering education,