Engineering Judgment and Education: An Arendtian Account
Journal article, 2024

This article discusses the meaning of judgment in engineering and engineering education, and it does so by introducing the work of political thinker Hannah Arendt. The argument presents Arendt’s non-cognitivist account of judgment as a counterpoint to prevailing conceptions of engineering judgment. Moreover, it suggests that Arendt’s unique perspective on what it means to be human in the context of modern technoscience is relevant to the discussion on the place of the humanities and liberal arts in engineering education.

Hannah Arendt



engineering education

liberal arts

engineering judgment

critical thinking


Karl Palmås

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Science, Technology and Society

Engineering Studies

1937-8629 (ISSN) 19408374 (eISSN)

Vol. In Press

Subject Categories

Educational Sciences

History of Ideas


Learning and teaching

Pedagogical work



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