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Philosophy of Engineering and Artifact in the Digital Age

Editor(s): Viorel Guliciuc and Emilia Guliciuc

Book Description

Our world became engineered, remaining, nevertheless, human.

Through the philosophy of engineering, both Engineering and Philosophy are profoundly involved in the transcendental curve of the debates on the future of humankind in the Era of the Artifacts, brought by the emergent technologies of robotics, genetic engineering and nanotechnology.

In the Era-Just-Before-Singularity, while engineering is improved by philosophy (as Peter Simons has demonstrated), the “respected system of perplexities we call philosophy” (Jorge Luis Borges) are encouraged by engineering.

This book is an anthology of papers presented during PHEADE 2009 (Philosophy of Engineering and Artifact in the Digital Era—www.goldenideashome.com/pheade2009/)—an exploratory workshop organized in the mythical county of Bucovina (in the northern Romania).

Registered by The Reasoner as one of the first East European meetings of Philosophers and Engineers of the third millennium, the event was organized by the Romanian Society for Philosophy, Engineering and Technoethics, in an original attempt to redefine the engineered future of the humankind.

Hardback

ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-1970-1
ISBN-10: 1-4438-1970-0
Date of Publication: 01/05/2010
Pages / Size: 310 / A5
Price: £44.99
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Biography

Viorel Guliciuc is Professor of Philosophy, Semiotics and Digital Libraries at the Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania, and Associate Researcher of the Indian Institute of Science and Religion of Pune.

Pioneer of the online publishing and Internet philosophical research in Romania (ex: ROPHIDAS—Romanian Philosophical Databases Systems—granted by the Romanian Academy), he is member of various professional groups (President of the Romanian Society of Philosophy, Engineering and Technoethics—SRFIT; board member of the Romanian Semiotic Studies Association—AROSS a.o.) and author (or editor) of books and articles, under the themes of philosophy and IT, semiotics of the philosophical discourse and non-generic universality.

Emilia Guliciuc is Professor of Philosophy, Global Studies and Cultures and Civilization at Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania.

Board member of the Romanian Quality Assessment Authority (ARACIS), she is a pioneer of the online publishing and Internet research in Romania, member of various professional groups (UNESCO’s network of women philosophers, SRFIT a.o.) and author (or editor) of books and articles on contemporary and Romanian philosophy, under the themes of the philosophy immersed in the common human activities and the increasing need for philosophy in the Digital Era.