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No eBook available Amazon. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Humans have always sought to change their environment--building houses, monuments, temples, and roads.
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The title of this book should give you a clue. The author's background—he's a professional engineer with a master's degree in English literature—should give you another. Samuel C.
No eBook available Amazon. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Existential Pleasure of Engineering This book makes the argument that despite the frequent unintended side effects, engineering is beneficial to society and is even an intrinsic characteristic of
Post a Comment. I suggest reading the book if you are an engineer or if you're interested in the question what is the essence of technology. I've always been a fan of the fact that he stood up for engineering when the profession was being attacked philosophically by all sorts of anti-technologists during the 's.
Samuel C. He lives in New York State. In a world where engineering plays an increasingly important role, one wonders about the exact nature of the engineering experience in our time. In this second edition of The Existential Pleasures of Engineering, Samuel Florman perceptively explores how engineers think and feel about their profession.
Thank you! Florman, a construction engineer, got sick of the bad press his profession has been getting and decided to do something about it. The result is sometimes maddening, sometimes delightful, but certainly not easy to ignore.
Humans have always sought to change their environment--building houses, monuments, temples, and roads. In the process, they have remade the fabric of the world into newly functional objects that are also works of art to be admired. In this second edition of his popular Existential Pleasures of EngineeringSamuel Florman explores how engineers think and feel about their profession.