Engineering, Development and Philosophy

American, Chinese and European Perspectives

ISBN: 978-94-007-5281-8 (Print) 978-94-007-5282-5 (Online)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvii

  2. Rethinking Philosophy of Engineering and Development

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      Pages 7-21

      Turning Engineering Green: Sustainable Development and Engineering Education

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      Pages 23-36

      From a Micro–Macro Framework to a Micro–Meso–Macro Framework

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      Pages 37-46

      Traditional Chinese Thinking and Its Influence on Modern Engineering and Social Development

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      Pages 47-67

      Engineering and Development in Modern China: Challenges and Responses

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      Pages 69-85

      “Ecocity China”: An Ethos Under Development

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      Pages 87-102

      Negotiated Development: Rediscovering a Global Development Ethic

  3. Rethinking Engineering Education

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      Pages 103-107

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      Pages 109-122

      The Challenge of Educating Engineers for a Close, Crowded and Creative World

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      Pages 123-143

      Educating Chinese Engineers: The Case of Shanghai Jiao Tong University During 1896–1949

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      Pages 145-167

      Academic Drift in European Professional Engineering Education: The End of Alternatives to the University?

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      Pages 169-182

      Governing Engineering

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      Pages 183-196

      Historical Tensions in Engineering Education: European Perspectives

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      Pages 197-213

      Socio-technical Integration in Engineering Education: A Never-Ending Story

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      Pages 215-231

      Tensions in Developing Engineering Design Competencies

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      Pages 233-251

      The Local Engineer: Normative Holism in Engineering Formation

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      Pages 253-267

      Eyes Wide Shut? Loyalty and Practical Morality in Engineering Education

  4. Rethinking Perspectives on Engineering, Nature, and Society

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      Pages 269-274

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      Pages 275-289

      Ex-students Engaged in “Engineers Without Borders”: What Have They Become?

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      Pages 291-304

      Socio-Technical Integration: Research Policies in the United States, European Union, and China

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      Pages 305-316

      Inheritance Ethics in Engineering Development: Comparison Between Shenyang and Ruhr on Industrial Heritage Conservation

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      Pages 317-327

      Dam Construction Ethics in China

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      Pages 329-340

      The Development of Railroads in the United States and China

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