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Broad and Narrow Interpretations of Philosophy of Technology

  • Paul T. Durbin

Part of the Philosophy and Technology book series (PHTE, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. The Nature of Philosophy of Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Joseph C. Pitt
      Pages 3-15
    3. Frederick Ferré
      Pages 17-23
  3. Deficiencies in Engineering Ethics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Taft H. Broome Jr.
      Pages 45-51
  4. Systems Theories

  5. Historical, Cultural, and Political Critiques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Andrew Feenberg
      Pages 101-123
    3. Steven L. Goldman
      Pages 125-152
    4. Raphael Sassower
      Pages 167-180
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 193-196

About this book

Introduction

BACKGROUND: DEPARTMENTS, SPECIALIZATION, AND PROFESSIONALIZATION IN AMERICAN HIGHER EDUCATION For over half of its history, U.S. higher education turned out mostly cler­ gymen and lawyers. Looking back on that period, we might be tempted to think that this meant specialized training for the ministry or the practice of law. That, however, was not the case. What a college education in the U.S. prepared young men (almost exclusively) for, from the founding of Harvard College in 1636 through the founding of hundreds of denominational colleges in the first two-thirds of the nineteenth century, was leadership in the community. Professionalization and specialization only began to take root, and then became the dominant mode in U.S. higher education, in the period roughly from 1860--1920. In subsequent decades, that seemed to many critics to signal the end of what might be called "education in wisdom," the preparation of leaders for a broad range of responsibilities. Professionalization, specialization, and departmentalization of higher education in the U.S. began in the last quarter of the nineteenth century.

Keywords

Natur computer design development ethics

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul T. Durbin
    • 1
  1. 1.University of DelawareUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-0557-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6738-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0557-3
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