Carl Mitcham, Steps Toward a Philosophy of Engineering: Historico-Philosophical and Critical Essays
By Priyan Dias
Carl Mitcham has worked for many years on bridging the gap between philosophy (his specialist discipline) and technology (the one with which he has been engaging). He is probably the most eminent and respected exponent of that relationship, having established his credentials through his seminal book Thinking through Technology: The Path between Engineering and Philosophy
(Mitcham, 1994). The title of the book is interesting, given that it is engineering with which he is seeking a bridge. Twenty-five years later, with this latest compilation of essays, he feels that the bridge has yet to be built.
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Prometheus: Critical Studies in Innovation
Volume 36, Issue 4