ENGINEERING KNOWLEDGE IN THE TECHNOGENIC CIVILIZATION

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Transliteration of original Title: 
Inzhenernoe znanie v tekhnogennoy tsivilizatsii
Author(s): 
Irina A. Gerasimova
Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences
Issue number: 
No.2 (Vol.55)
Pages: 
6-17
Abstract: 

The author argues that the radical technological transformations contribute to the raise of new epistemological questions. The XXI century technologies could be described as a large-scale socio-technical system. The author claims that the engineering knowledge in the technogenic civilization combines science and technology, technology and industry, techno-science and art, economics, society and culture. At the same time engineers and technologists while doing their experimental research face with risks and uncertainty. The author argues that the rise of new global risks as well as the changes in the societal system make especially relevant the problems of resource saving, efficiency, ecological and technological safety. The author insists that the humanities could contribute to the settlement of these problems. She explains why the transdisciplinary approaches which aim at the cooperation of scientists and philosophers should be considered as the most prospective form of scientific research. This mode of research make it possible to combine fundamental issues with practical actions.

Keywords: 
technoscience, industry, economics, society, digital age, risks, material culture, methodology
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DOI: 
10.5840/eps201855222
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