ENGINEERING ITS ROLE AND FUNCTION IN HUMAN SOCIETY

THE IDEA FOR THE PRESENT ANTHOLOGY WAS CONCEIVED BY A SUMMER STUDY GROUP MADE UP OF HUMANISTS AND ENGINEERS. THE SPONSORSHIP FOR THE STUDY CAME FROM A FUND TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING, UCLA (UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES), WHICH IN A SWEEPING EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (EDP) SOUGHT TO ADJUST THE EDUCATION OF THE ENGINEER TO CURRENT INTERACTIONS BETWEEN TECHNOLOGY AND CULTURE. THE HUMANISTS AND THE ENGINEERS INVOLVED IN THE STUDY DID COME TO AN AGREEMENT REGARDING THE OBJECTIVES AND THE CONTENT OF THE PROPOSED COURSE. ATTEMPTS TO SELECT AN APPROPRIATE TEXT, HOWEVER, MET WITH LESS SUCCESS. IN COMPILING THIS ANTHOLOGY THE AUTHORS HAVE STRIVEN TO ACCORD EQUAL SPACE TO HUMANISTS & ENGINEERS. HOWEVER, THEIR MAIN CONCERN IS FOR THE FUTURE. SEVERAL QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN RAISED: (1) WHAT HOPE DOES TECHNOLOGY OFFER FOR THE FUTURE OF SOIETY, CONSIDERING THE PAST AND PRESENT INTERACTIONS BETWEEN MAN AND MACHINE? (2) HOW DOES THIS HOPE COMPARE WITH THE HOPES RAISED BY OTHER SUCH HUMAN ENDEAVORS AS SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY? (3) WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM CURRENT PORTENTS AND WHERE ARE THEIR CAUSES? /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Headington Hill Hall
    Oxford OX30BW,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Davenport, W H
    • Rosenthal, D
  • Publication Date: 1967

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  • Accession Number: 00200706
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 284 pp
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 14 1994 12:00AM