Journal for General Philosophy of Science

, Volume 31, Issue 2, pp 277-305

First online:

Identification of Matrices in Science and Engineering

  • Vincent Fella Hendricks
  • , Arne Jakobsen
  • , Stig Andur Pedersen

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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.

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