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  1. Thinking Through Technology: The Path Between Engineering and Philosophy.Carl Mitcham - 1994 - University of Chicago Press.
    What does it mean to think about technology philosophically? Why try? These are the issues that Carl Mitcham addresses in this work, a comprehensive, critical introduction to the philosophy of technology and a discussion of its sources and uses. Tracing the changing meaning of "technology" from ancient times to our own, Mitcham identifies the most important traditions of critical analysis of technology: the engineering approach, which assumes the centrality of technology in human life and the humanities approach, which is concerned (...)
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  2. The Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity.Robert Frodeman, Julie Thompson Klein & Carl Mitcham (eds.) - 2010 - Oxford University Press.
    Taking stock of interdisciplinarity as it nears its century mark, the Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity constitutes a major new reference work on the topic of interdisciplinarity, a concept of growing academic and societal importance.
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  3. Thinking Through Technology: The Path Between Engineering And.Carl Mitcham - forthcoming - Philosophy.
     
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  4. Thinking through Technology: The Path between Engineering and Philosophy.Carl Mitcham - 1996 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 27 (2):359-360.
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  5. Ethics and Science: An Introduction.Adam Briggle & Carl Mitcham - 2012 - Cambridge University Press.
    Who owns your genes? What does climate science imply for policy? Do corporations conduct honest research? Should we teach intelligent design? Humans are creating a new world through science. The kind of world we are creating will not simply be decided by expanding scientific knowledge, but will depend on views about good and bad, right and wrong. These visions, in turn, depend on critical thinking, cogent argument and informed judgement. In this book, Adam Briggle and Carl Mitcham help readers to (...)
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    Midstream Modulation of Technology: Governance From Within.Carl Mitcham, Roop L. Mahajan & Erik Fisher - 2006 - Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society 26 (6):485-496.
    Public “upstream engagement” and other approaches to the social control of technology are currently receiving international attention in policy discourses around emerging technologies such as nanotechnology. To the extent that such approaches hold implications for research and development activities, the distinct participation of scientists and engineers is required. The capacity of technoscientists to broaden the influences on R&D activities, however, implies that they conduct R&D differently. This article discusses the possibility for more reflexive participation by scientists and engineers in the (...)
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    Ethics Across the Curriculum: Prospects for Broader (and Deeper) Teaching and Learning in Research and Engineering Ethics.Carl Mitcham & Elaine E. Englehardt - 2016 - Science and Engineering Ethics 25 (6):1735-1762.
    The movements to teach the responsible conduct of research and engineering ethics at technological universities are often unacknowledged aspects of the ethics across the curriculum movement and could benefit from explicit alliances with it. Remarkably, however, not nearly as much scholarly attention has been devoted to EAC as to RCR or to engineering ethics, and RCR and engineering ethics educational efforts are not always presented as facets of EAC. The emergence of EAC efforts at two different institutions—the Illinois Institute of (...)
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    Engineering Ethics and Identity: Emerging Initiatives in Comparative Perspective. [REVIEW]Gary Lee Downey, Juan C. Lucena & Carl Mitcham - 2007 - Science and Engineering Ethics 13 (4):463-487.
    This article describes and accounts for variable interests in engineering ethics in France, Germany, and Japan by locating recent initiatives in relation to the evolving identities of engineers. A key issue in ethics education for engineers concerns the relationship between the identity of the engineer and the responsibilities of engineering work. This relationship has varied significantly over time and from place to place around the world. One methodological strategy for sorting out similarities and differences in engineers’ identities is to ask (...)
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    A Philosophical Inadequacy of Engineering.Carl Mitcham - 2009 - The Monist 92 (3):339-356.
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    Qué Es la Filosofía de la Technología?Carl Mitcham - 1989 - Anthropos Editorial.
    La filosofía de la tecnología ingenieril - La filosofía de la tecnología de las humanidades - Enfoque comparado de ambas filosofías - Ciencia e idea, tecnología e ideas - De la cuestión conceptual a la lógica y las cuestiones epistemológicas - Cuestiones de filosofía política - Cuestiones teológicas - Cuestiones metafísicas - Responsabilidad legal e industrialización - Ciencia y responsabilidad social - Los ingenieros, la responsabilidad profesional y la ética - La apelación teológica a la responsabilidad - El análisis filosófico (...)
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    Co-Responsibility for Research Integrity.Carl Mitcham - 2003 - Science and Engineering Ethics 9 (2):273-290.
    To enlarge the discussion of scientific responsibility for research integrity, this paper offers two historico-philosophical observations. First, in the broad history of ideas, modern ethics replaces social role responsibility with appeals to abstract principles; by contrast, discussions within the scientific community of responsibility for research integrity constitute a rediscovery of the continuing vitality of role responsibility. This is a rediscovery from which philosophy itself may benefit. Second, within the context of scientists’ concerns, the idea of role responsibility has undergone significant (...)
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    Philosophy and Technology: Readings in the Philosophical Problems of Technology.Carl Mitcham & Robert Mackey (eds.) - 1972 - Collier Macmillan.
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    Energy Constraints.Carl Mitcham & Jessica Smith Rolston - 2013 - Science and Engineering Ethics 19 (2):313-319.
    Building on research in anthropology and philosophy, one can make a distinction between type I and type II energy ethics as a framework for advancing public debate about energy. Type I holds energy production and use as a fundamental good and is grounded in the assumption that increases in energy production and consumption result in increases in human wellbeing. Conversely, type II questions the linear relationship between energy production and progress by examining questions of equity and human happiness. The type (...)
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    The Ethics of Technology: From Thinking Big to Small—and Big Again.Carl Mitcham - 2020 - Axiomathes 30 (6):589-596.
    The trajectory of critical ethical reflection on technology has been from big issues to small ones. It is time again to think in large-scale terms.
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    The Gene-Edited Babies Controversy in China: Field Philosophical Questioning.Ping Yan & Carl Mitcham - 2020 - Social Epistemology 35 (4):379-392.
    The concept of field philosophy challenges a common self-understanding in Western philosophy. One question regarding this challenge is the extent to which it might be relevant to a philosophical an...
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  16. Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics (ESTE).Carl Mitcham (ed.) - 2005
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  17. Steps Toward a Philosophy of Engineering: Historico-Philosophical and Critical Essays.Carl Mitcham - 2019 - Rowman & Littlefield International.
    This book takes steps to develop a philosophy of engineering not to promote an ideology for engineering but to stimulate critical reflection among engineers and non-engineers alike about our engineering lifeworld.
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    Engineering Identities, Epistemologies and Values: Engineering Education and Practice in Context.Byron Newberry, Carl Mitcham, Martin Meganck, Andrew Jamison, Christelle Didier & Steen Hyldgaard Christensen (eds.) - 2015 - Springer Verlag.
    This second companion volume on engineering studies considers engineering practice including contextual analyses of engineering identity, epistemologies and values. Key overlapping questions examine such issues as an engineering identity, engineering self-understandings enacted in the professional world, distinctive characters of engineering knowledge and how engineering science and engineering design interact in practice. -/- Authors bring with them perspectives from their institutional homes in Europe, North America, Australia\ and Asia. The volume includes 24 contributions by more than 30 authors from engineering, the (...)
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    Philosophy of Engineering, East and West.Rita Armstrong, Erik W. Armstrong, James L. Barnes, Susan K. Barnes, Roberto Bartholo, Terry Bristol, Cao Dongming, Cao Xu, Carleton Christensen, Chen Jia, Cheng Yifa, Christelle Didier, Paul T. Durbin, Michael J. Dyrenfurth, Fang Yibing, Donald Hector, Li Bocong, Li Lei, Liu Dachun, Heinz C. Luegenbiehl, Diane P. Michelfelder, Carl Mitcham, Suzanne Moon, Byron Newberry, Jim Petrie, Hans Poser, Domício Proença, Qian Wei, Wim Ravesteijn, Viola Schiaffonati, Édison Renato Silva, Patrick Simonnin, Mario Verdicchio, Sun Lie, Wang Bin, Wang Dazhou, Wang Guoyu, Wang Jian, Wang Nan, Yin Ruiyu, Yin Wenjuan, Yuan Deyu, Zhao Junhai, Baichun Zhang & Zhang Kang - 2018 - Springer Verlag.
    This co-edited volume compares Chinese and Western experiences of engineering, technology, and development. In doing so, it builds a bridge between the East and West and advances a dialogue in the philosophy of engineering. Divided into three parts, the book starts with studies on epistemological and ontological issues, with a special focus on engineering design, creativity, management, feasibility, and sustainability. Part II considers relationships between the history and philosophy of engineering, and includes a general argument for the necessity of dialogue (...)
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    Philosophy of Engineering, East and West.Baichun Zhang, Byron Newberry, Bocong Li & Carl Mitcham (eds.) - 2018 - Springer Verlag.
    This co-edited volume compares Chinese and Western experiences of engineering, technology, and development. In doing so, it builds a bridge between the East and West and advances a dialogue in the philosophy of engineering. Divided into three parts, the book starts with studies on epistemological and ontological issues, with a special focus on engineering design, creativity, management, feasibility, and sustainability. Part II considers relationships between the history and philosophy of engineering, and includes a general argument for the necessity of dialogue (...)
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    Do Artifacts Have Dual Natures? Two Points of Commentary on the Delft Project.Carl Mitcham - 2002 - Techne 6 (2):93-95.
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    New Directions in the Philosophy of Science: Toward a Philosophy of Science Policy.Carl Mitcham & Robert Frodeman - 2004 - Philosophy Today 48 (5):3-15.
    This is the introduction to a special, guest-edited issue of Philosophy Today. It lays out the extent to which the philosophy of science has ignored science policy and argues that policy issues deserve attention in parallel with epistemological ones. It further reviews the historical development of science policy in the United States since World War II, identifies some recent contributions to critical reflection on basic science policy assumptions, and outlines a set of issues to be addressed by any comprehensive philosophy (...)
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    New Directions in Interdisciplinarity: Broad, Deep, and Critical.Carl Mitcham & Robert Frodeman - 2007 - Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society 27 (6):506-514.
    Aristotle launched Western knowledge on a trajectory toward disciplinarity that continues to this day. But is the knowledge management project that began with Aristotle adequate for the age of Google? Perhaps an undisciplined discourse more evocative of Plato can help us constitute new, more relevant inter- and transdisciplinary forms of knowledge. This article explores the history of disciplinarity and interdisciplinarity, arguing for a new, critical form of interdisciplinarity that moves beyond the academy into dialogue with the public and private sectors. (...)
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    Philosophy and Technology.Carl Mitcham - 1972 - New York: Free Press.
  25. Roots of the Philosophy of Technology in China.Wenjuan Yin, Carl Mitcham, Dongming Cao & Deyu Yuan - 2018 - In Baichun Zhang, Byron Newberry, Bocong Li & Carl Mitcham (eds.), Philosophy of Engineering, East and West. Springer Verlag.
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    Interdisciplinarity in Ethics and the Ethics of Interdisciplinarity.Anne Balsamo & Carl Mitcham - 2010 - In Julie Thompson Klein & Carl Mitcham (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity. Oxford University Press. pp. 259.
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    Do Artifacts Have Dual Natures? Two Points of Commentary on the Delft Project.Carl Mitcham - 2002 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 6 (2):93-95.
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    Nursing Concept Analysis in North America: State of the Art.Kathryn Weaver & Carl Mitcham - 2008 - Nursing Philosophy 9 (3):180-194.
    Abstract The strength of a discipline is reflected in the development of a set of concepts relevant to its practice domain. As an evolving professional discipline, nursing requires further development in this respect. Over the past two decades in North America there have emerged three different approaches to concept analysis in nursing scholarship: Wilsonian-derived, evolutionary, and pragmatic utility. The present paper compares and contrasts these three methods of concept in terms of purpose, procedures, philosophical underpinnings, limitations, guidance for researchers, and (...)
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    Nanoethics and Policy Education: A Case Study of Social Science Coursework and Student Engagement with Emerging Technologies.Jessica Smith Rolston, Skylar Huzyk Zilliox, Corinne Packard, Carl Mitcham & Brian Zaharatos - 2014 - NanoEthics 8 (3):217-225.
    The article analyzes the integration of a module on nanotechnology, ethics, and policy into a required second-year social science course at a technological university. It investigates not simply the effectiveness of student learning about the technical aspects of nanotechnology but about how issues explored in an interdisciplinary social science course might influence student opinions about the potential of nanotechnology to benefit the developing world. The authors find a correlation between student opinions about the risks and benefits of nanotechnology for the (...)
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  30. The Importance of Philosophy to Engineering.Carl Mitcham - 1998 - Teorema: International Journal of Philosophy 17 (3):27-47.
    Philosophy has not paid sufficient attention to engineering. Nevertheless, engineers should not use this as an excuse to ignore philosophy. The argument here is that philosophy is important to engineering for at least three reasons. First, philosophy is necessary so that engineers may understand and defend themselves against philosophical criticisms. In fact, there is a tradition of engineering philosophy that is largely overlooked, even by engineers. Second, philosophy, especially ethics, is necessary to help engineers deal with professional ethical problems. A (...)
     
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  31. What is the Philosophy of Technology?Carl Mitcham - 1985 - International Philosophical Quarterly 25 (1):73-88.
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  32. Bibliography of the Philosophy of Technology.Carl Mitcham & Robert Mackey - 1973 - University of Chicago Press.
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    International Perspectives on Engineering Education: Engineering Education and Practice in Context.Byron Newberry, Carl Mitcham, Martin Meganck, Andrew Jamison, Christelle Didier & Steen Hyldgaard Christensen (eds.) - 2015 - Springer Verlag.
    This inclusive cross-cultural study rethinks the nexus between engineering education and context. In so doing the book offers a reflection on contextual boundaries with an overall boundary crossing ambition and juxtaposes important cases of critical participation within engineering education with sophisticated scholarly reflection on both opportunities and discontents. -/- Whether and in what way engineering education is or ought to be contextualized or de-contextualized is an object of heated debate among engineering educators. The uniqueness of this study is that this (...)
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    Teaching the Ethics of Science and Engineering Through Humanities and Social Science in Advance.Skylar Zilliox, Jessica Smith & Carl Mitcham - forthcoming - Teaching Ethics.
  35. Notes Toward a Philosophy of Meta-Technology.Carl Mitcham - 1995 - Society for Philosophy and Technology Quarterly Electronic Journal 1 (1):13-17.
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  36. Engineering Ethics and Engineering Identities: Crossing National Borders.Carl Mitcham, Juan Lucena & Gary Downey - 2015 - In Byron Newberry, Carl Mitcham, Martin Meganck, Andrew Jamison, Christelle Didier & Steen Hyldgaard Christensen (eds.), Engineering Identities, Epistemologies and Values. Springer Verlag.
     
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  37. Technology: II. Philosophy of Medical Technology.Carl Mitcham - forthcoming - Encyclopedia of Bioethics.
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    New Directions in the Philosophy of Science: Toward a Philosophy of Science Policy.Robert Frodeman & Carl Mitcham - 2004 - Philosophy Today 48 (Supplement):3-15.
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    Philosophy and Technology II: Information Technology and Computers in Theory and Practice.Carl Mitcham & Alois Huning (eds.) - 1985 - Reidel.
    INTRODUCTION: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND COMPUTERS AS THEMES IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF TECHNOLOGY Philosophical interest in computers and information technology ...
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  40. Technology and Ethics: Overview.Carl Mitcham & Katinka Waelbers - 2012 - In Jan Kyrre Berg Olsen Friis, Stig Andur Pedersen & Vincent F. Hendricks (eds.), A Companion to the Philosophy of Technology. Wiley-Blackwell.
     
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    Notes Toward a Philosophy of Meta-Technology.Carl Mitcham - 1995 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 1 (1/2):13-17.
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    Taking Responsible Innovation to China: The Dalian Port Development Case.Ping Yan, Qian Wang & Carl Mitcham - 2022 - Science and Engineering Ethics 28 (1):1-19.
    Responsible innovation is playing a progressively significant role in the developed countries of Europe and North America, but is not as often used as a framework for analysis in developing countries. This article describes how what we term latent or implicit RI was introduced to a large-scale technological project in China: the expansion of the deep-sea port in Dalian. This analysis first reviews the historical development of the port and summarizes the Chinese context since the Reform and Opening that began (...)
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    Computers, Information and Ethics: A Review of Issues and Literature. [REVIEW]Carl Mitcham - 1995 - Science and Engineering Ethics 1 (2):113-132.
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    Review of Three Books by or on François Jullien. [REVIEW]Carl Mitcham - 2022 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 21 (1):141-150.
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    Rethinking Technology A National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute 5–9 July 1994, Pennsylvania State University, USA. [REVIEW]Leonard Waks & Carl Mitcham - 1995 - Science and Engineering Ethics 1 (1):88-90.
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    Jacques Ellul and the Technological Society.Carl Mitcham & Robert Mackey - 1971 - Philosophy Today 15 (2):102-121.
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    The Question of Heidegger and Technology.Albert Borgmann & Carl Mitcham - 1987 - Philosophy Today 31 (2):98-99.
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    Convivial Software: An End-User Perspective on Free and Open Source Software. [REVIEW]Carl Mitcham - 2009 - Ethics and Information Technology 11 (4):299-310.
    The free and open source software (Foss) movement deserves to be placed in an historico-ethical perspective that emphasizes the end user. Such an emphasis is able to enhance and support the Foss movement by arguing the ways it is heir to a tradition of professional ethical idealism and potentially related to important issues in the history of science, technology, and society relations. The focus on software from an end-user’s perspective also leads to the concept of program conviviality. From a non-technical (...)
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    Software Libre 2004.Andoni Alonso & Carl Mitcham - 2004 - Ethics and Information Technology 6 (1):65-67.
  50. Works by Heidegger.Albert Borgmann & Carl Mitcham - 1987 - Philosophy Today 31 (2):163-167.
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