Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Technological and Engineering Literacy/Philosophy of Engineering
The philosophy of science and the philosophy of technology are now both established academic disciplines, but can either be a surrogate for the philosophy of engineering? How can we justify the philosophy of engineering? In an attempt to answer these questions, we use the term epistemic diversity to represent the multi-dimensional nature of engineering knowledge, which is characteristically distinct from other sciences. The role of design in engineering and its socio-historical “situatedness” are also discussed to shed light on the knowledge of engineering and what engineers do. Drawing from the works of Isreal Scheffler, we stress why addressing the philosophy of engineering is a rational necessity for the discipline of engineering education and why in lack of systematic training, emergence of epistemically incoherent or dogmatic attitudes is possible.
Fatehiboroujeni, S. (2018, June), On Epistemic Diversity of Engineering and Engineering Education Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30847
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