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Author Krupczak, J. ♦ Bassett, G.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2012
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Education ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Abstracts ♦ Engineering education ♦ Educational institutions ♦ Presses ♦ Conferences ♦ Vectors ♦ USA Councils ♦ philosophy of engineering ♦ philosophy of engineering education
Abstract A goal of the philosophy of engineering and engineering education is to more clearly distinguish engineering and engineering education from science and science education. This paper advances the suggestion that one distinction between the activities of science and engineering is the role of abstract thinking. Engineering and science both engage in abstract thinking, but the direction of the abstraction process points in different directions for the two disciplines. The view advanced in this paper may help to clarify the difference between engineering and science in a way that is less prone to value judgments based on supposed differences between pure and applied activity. Science proceeds towards abstract theory; engineering proceeds from the abstract idea of function.
Description Author affiliation: Department of Philosophy Aquinas College Grand Rapids, Michigan USA (Bassett, G.) || Department of Engineering, Hope College, Holland, Michigan USA (Krupczak, J.)
ISBN 9781467313537
ISSN 01905848
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2012-10-03
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
e-ISBN 9781467313520
Size (in Bytes) 595.96 kB
Page Count 2
Starting Page 1
Ending Page 2


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library