The Existential Pleasures of Engineering

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Macmillan, 15 feb. 1996 - 224 páginas
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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.

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This is an excellent book that explains why engineers do their job. It is a must for anyone interested in understanding the human nature of engineers. Leer reseña completa

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Florman defends engineering as a fulfilling and worthwhile endeavour. Alas, he's probably preaching to the choir, as only an engineer would pick up a book with this title. Leer reseña completa

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Sobre el autor (1996)

Samuel C. Florman, a civil engineer, has also written The Civilized Engineer and Blaming Technology, in addition to The Introspective Engineer. He lives in New York State.

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