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The Existential Pleasures of Engineering

The Existential Pleasures of Engineering

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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.

Author: Samuel C. Florman
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Published: 02/15/1996
Pages: 224
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.60w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9780312141042

About the Author

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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