The Philosophy of Engineering and the Engineering Worldview

  • Terry BRISTOLEmail author
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science book series (BSPS, volume 330)


The philosophy of engineering is, in the first instance, concerned to make sense of what we do and how we do it as agents in the world. It is also concerned with understanding the nature of inquiry and exploration in the engineering enterprise. In these latter concerns, the philosophy of engineering constitutes the more general framework for understanding the nature of reality and the role of engineering in it. The philosophy of engineering and the engineering worldview supersede and subsume the philosophy of science and the scientific worldview.


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  1. 1.Institute for Science, Engineering and Public PolicyPortland State UniversityPortlandUSA

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