Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 2006

Abstract

The goal for this project was to understand what, philosophically, distinguishes science from engineering. To accomplish this goal, I adopted a two-tiered approach. The meta-level focused on developing definitions for “science” and “engineering.” The support for this meta-level came from two philosophical papers, the first on falsification and the second on intersubjectivity. I wrote the papers in response to two self-supplied prompts on philosophical topics. As the diagram illustrates, the target thought space is the intersection of philosophy of science and of engineering, excluding philosophy of technology.

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