Philosophical, Logical and Scientific Perspectives in Engineering

  • Zekâi Şen

Part of the Intelligent Systems Reference Library book series (ISRL, volume 143)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Zekâi Şen
    Pages 1-24
  3. Zekâi Şen
    Pages 25-59
  4. Zekâi Şen
    Pages 61-105
  5. Zekâi Şen
    Pages 107-152
  6. Zekâi Şen
    Pages 153-191
  7. Zekâi Şen
    Pages 193-232
  8. Zekâi Şen
    Pages 233-256
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 257-260

About this book


This book highlights and explains the significance of philosophical, logical, and scientific principles for engineering education/training and engineering works. In so doing, it aims to help to rectify the neglect of philosophy and logic in current education and training programs, which emphasize analytical and numerical methods at the expense of the innovative practical and creative abilities so important for engineering in the past. Individual chapters examine the relation of philosophy, logic, and science to engineering, drawing attention to, for example, the significance of ethics, the relevance of the philosophy of science, and the increasing importance of application of fuzzy logic to engineering. Modeling principles and philosophy in engineering are discussed, and the impact of different education systems, examined. Too often engineers have become reliant on readily available formulations and software; this book offers an antidote, promoting the recognition of artistic and humanitarian aspects and their integration in engineering works.


Engineering Projects Engineering T raining Fuzzy Logic Modeling Principles Philosophy of Science

Authors and affiliations

  • Zekâi Şen
    • 1
  1. 1.Civil EngineeringIstanbul Technical UniversityIstanbulTurkey

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-01741-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-01742-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-4394
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-4408
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