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Where is the philosophy in engineering?

ICE news

THE ICE has launched a new electronic forum to answer the question, 'Where is the philosophy in engineering-' The forum will give engineers the opportunity to 'explore fundamental questions about the pro ession, ' said ICE senior policy manager Andrew Crudgington.

'It will also enrich the understanding of what it is to be an engineer - part of a debate already taking place across the world.' The forum will delve into the realms of ethics, scientific purity, logical process, social duty and truth.

The forum is supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering.

It is the brainchild of Coventry University civil engineering senior lecturer Andrew Fox.

'Engineers should think more deeply about the concepts that underpin engineering, ' said Fox.

'Engineering has become a much more substantial body of knowledge but we are losing sight of what motivates us'.

Fox wants to address the issue of the engineer's role in society and invites philosophers to join the debate.

For more information or to join the forum contact: Andrew.crudgington@ice. org. uk Jon Young

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