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Engineering and Capitalism: A Fraught Relationship, with Professor Carl Mitcham

January 26, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Last year in Steps toward a Philosophy of Engineering, Professor Carl Mitcham reviewed some 30 years of an effort to reflect critically on engineering. In the process it became apparent that an important missing element, in his work as well as in that of many others, was critical examination of the relationship between English-speaking engineering and capitalism. This lecture topic is thus an appendix to the book that points toward further work. It will sketch the interacting histories of engineering and capitalism in order to consider the extent to which generally recognized criticisms of capitalism pose challenges to engineering. The thesis is that engineering is complicit with both the achievements and the problems of capitalism.

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Topic: Hennebach Program in the Humanities Lecture Series
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