Philosophy of Engineering as a Dialogue Across Disciplines and Geographies

Santa-María A, Fritzsche A (2023)

Publication Type: Book chapter / Article in edited volumes

Publication year: 2023

Edited Volumes: Rethinking Technology and Engineering

Pages Range: 1-10

ISBN: 9783031252327

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-25233-4_1


Since ancient Greece, the importance of dialogue is well established in philosophy. Plato’s works show dialogue as a means to engage across disciplinary boundaries, reflect on experience and gain new insight. In their exchange, the participants learn from one another without necessarily reaching agreements or annihilating differences and conflicts. Since the turn of the century, philosophers of technology have shown an increasing interest in a dialogue with practitioners. During the last decade, the forum for Philosophy, Engineering and Technology (fPET) has provided an important platform for such a dialogue. In 2020, this platform was challenged by the outbreak of the Covid 19 pandemic, which made it impossible to attend conferences in person. With the shift to an online format, fPET2020 was nevertheless able to continue the tradition of previous events. Furthermore, the online format made it possible to include voices in the dialogue that had so far not been heard, resulting in a broader and geographically and culturally richer interaction. This volume assembles selected works presented at fPET2020 or inspired by the networking activities that took place there.

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Santa-María, A., & Fritzsche, A. (2023). Philosophy of Engineering as a Dialogue Across Disciplines and Geographies. In Rethinking Technology and Engineering. (pp. 1-10).


Santa-María, Andrés, and Albrecht Fritzsche. "Philosophy of Engineering as a Dialogue Across Disciplines and Geographies." Rethinking Technology and Engineering. 2023. 1-10.

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