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The Existential Pleasures of Engineering

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by Samuel C. Florman
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The Existential Pleasures of Engineering by Samuel C. Florman

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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Ebook Details
Pages: 224
Size: 369 KB
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Date published:   1996
ISBN: 9781466842366 (DRM-EPUB)

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