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The existential pleasures of engineering

Samuel C. Florman

The existential pleasures of engineering

by Samuel C. Florman

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Published by Souvenir in London .
Written in English


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StatementSamuelC. Florman.
The Physical Object
Pagination162p. ;
Number of Pages162
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17360689M
ISBN 100285632876
OCLC/WorldCa34412977

Stimulating and illuminating, he opens our eyes to the inner need to build and invent. An eloquent, witty and perceptive celebration of our deepest creative impulses, The Existential Pleasures of Engineering is an informative account of the modern-day engineer's experience of his/her profession. There are no engineering heroes, and we as a society are poorer for this. Like Florman's landmark book, The Existential Pleasures of Engineering, The Introspective Engineer is a clarion call to society. We must awaken to the reality that the quality of human life depends on increasingly creative technological solutions to the problems we face.

1. Introduction The Book The Existential Pleasures of Engineering by Florman (), Samuel C. discusses the engineers’ thoughts and opinion about their work. With a unique tone, Florman () talks about the existential pleasure of engineering, which cha.   Not that “fie Existential Pleasures of Engineering” is a proposal for a new thinking process like de Bono's “Lateral Thinking,” nor is it a critique of rationality like Pirsig's “Zen and.

nals and scholarly magazines. He is the author of five books, including: The Civilized Engineer, Blaming Technology, and The Existential Pleasures of Engineering. A registered professional engineer, he is a member of the National Academy of Engineer-ing and a fellow of . The Existential Pleasures of Engineering, by Samuel C. Florman It’s an ugly trend, I know, for book reviews to center too much around the reviewer—a sign, perhaps, that the reviewer is too much of a self-centered asshole to snap out of his natural narcissistic delusion to actually consider the work at hand—but in this case, I might have a.


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It focuses on the differences and similarities between the discipline of engineering and the philosophy of Existentialism. Readers of this publication are most likely of the engineering persuasion, so the concept of existentialism may require a.