Why should an engineer study philosophy?

Authors: Malkova T.P., Kaplunov V.V. Published: 28.05.2015
Published in issue: #6(32)/2015  
DOI: 10.18698/2306-8477-2015-6-257  
Category: The Humanities in Technical University | Chapter: Philosophy Science  
Keywords: philosophy, culture, subjects of culture, innovative engineer, technical sciences, designing, empirical cognition, cognitive science, scientific responsibility, creativity

The authors challenge pros and cons of philosophical education of engineers in order to highlight the dual nature of culture as a phenomenon and the subject of culture, try and understand the role philosophy plays in fostering the culture of mind while educating an engineer, developing his professional and creative skills. The authors have established a solid foundation for promoting philosophical research in technical university and investigated methodological approaches to bringing up an innovative engineer capable of coping with pressing professional, cultural and ethical issues.

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