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.
Murphie, Catherine, "Philosophical Inquiries into (the) Daily Life (of an Olin Student)" (2006). 2006 AHS Capstone Projects. 8.