Carl Mitcham
Carl Mitcham
Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies, CSM; International Distinguished Professor of Philosophy of Technology, Renmin Colorado School of Mines; Renmin (Peoples) University of China
Joined OEC on 10/02/2015

Carl Mitcham is Professor of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at the Colorado School of Mines, and International Distinguished Professor of Philosophy of Technology at Renmin University of China. He earned degrees from the University of Colorado (BA, MA) and Fordham University (PhD) and has held faculty appointments previously at Berea College (Kentucky), St. Catharine College (Kentucky), Brooklyn Polytechnic University, and Pennsylvania State University. Visiting appointments include the Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayagüez (1988), Universidad de Oviedo (1993), the Universities of Tilburg and Twente, Netherlands (1998), and as Fulbright Professor at the Universidad de País Vasco, Spain (2003-2004). Mitcham's disciplinary background is in philosophy, with an emphasis in philosophy and ethics of science, technology, and engineering. His scholarly publications, however, have been as much interdisciplinary as disciplinary, especially insofar as he has worked to bring philosophy of technology into the interdisciplinary field of Science, Technology, and Society (STS) studies. Publications include Thinking through Technology: The Path between Engineering and Philosophy (1994) and Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics (4 vols., 2005; second revised edition, 2015). A recent book is the co-edited volume, Philosophy of Engineering, East and West (2017).


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