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Chinese Philosophy of Technology

Classical Readings and Contemporary Work

  • Qian Wang

Part of the Philosophy of Engineering and Technology book series (POET, volume 34)

About this book


This book gathers essays that introduce the ideological advances in the philosophy of engineering and technology in contemporary China. It particularly focuses on China’s distinctive concepts and methods, revealing different views and academic debates to offer readers a comprehensive overview of this important field.

The contributors present unique perspectives based on practical problems and traditional philosophy, examining such issues and concepts as axiology and theories of process, the difference between engineering activities and technology activities, and the core of the relationship between “Dao” and “Technique.”

Other essays cover the ethics of technology, practical wisdom (phronesis) and practical reasoning, as well as creative concepts and methods concerning the philosophical problems in high technology, architectural technology, and technological innovation. The authors also consider more general issues in the field.

This book compiles the relevant research achievements of Chinese scholars in various time periods. Some authors have revised and translated into English papers published in Chinese, while others present their research in English specifically for this study. An annotated bibliography of the major publications in the field completes this collection.


China Philosophy China Engineering China Technology Philosophy China Ethics China Technology Epistemology Relationship Dao and Technique China High Technology China Philosophy Ecology China Ecology Technology China Information Technology China Architectural Technology China Nano Technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Qian Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyDalian University of TechnologyDalianChina

About the editors

Qian Wang earned his MA from Northeast Normal University and Doctor Degree from Northeastern University. He is the professor of Philosophy at Dalian University of Technology with research interests in Philosophy of Technology, Ethics of Technology and History of Science & Technology. He is also the Vice Director of Academic Board of Dalian University of Technology.

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