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Existential Pleasures of Engineering

Existential Pleasures of Engineering

by Samuel C. Florman

Editorial: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780312141042
Número de páginas: 224
Formatos: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
Tamaño de archivo: 6 Mb
Fecha de publicación: 2020-08-02
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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 Engineering, Samuel Florman explores how engineers think and feel about their profession. A deeply insightful and refreshingly unique text, this book corrects the myth that engineering is cold and passionless. Indeed, Florman celebrates engineering not only crucial and fundamental but also vital and alive; he views it as a response to some of our deepest impulses, an endeavor rich in spiritual and sensual rewards. Opposing the "anti-technology" stance, Florman gives readers a practical, creative, and even amusing philosophy of engineering that boasts of pride in his craft. 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 book, Florman expertly and perceptively explores how engineers think and feel about their profession, dispelling the myth that engineering is cold and passionless, and celebrating it as something vital and alive. Read More Show Less