Carl Mitcham

Carl MitchamDEGREES

B.A. 1966 (Summa Cum Laude in General Studies, Magna Cum Laude in Philosophy) and M.A. 1969 (Philosophy), University of Colorado; Ph.D. 1988 (Philosophy), Fordham University.


1970 1972 Berea College (Kentucky): Instructor in Philosophy
1972 1982 St. Catharine College (Kentucky): Lecturer in Philosophy and Social Science
1982 1990 Brooklyn Polytechnic University: Associate Professor of Humanities
1989-1999 Pennsylvania State University: Professor of Philosophy and of Science, Technology, and Society
1999-present Colorado School of Mines: Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies


Abbot Payson Usher Prize (1974) from the Society for the History of Technology.
Editor: Research in Philosophy and Technology, 1994 present. Editorial Board, 1978-1994. Review and/or bibliography editor, 1978-1994.
Member, Columbia University Seminar on the History and Philosophy of Science, 1982 1987. Member, Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1994-present.
Distinguished Faculty Award from the Polytechnic University Student Council, 1985.

Editorial Boards: Technology in Society, 1985 present; Research in Technology Studies (Lehigh University), 1986 present; Philosophy and Technology, 1986 present; Schopenhauer-Studien, 1986-present; Ometeca, 1988-present; Ellul Studies Forum, 1989-present; Journal of Social and Evolutionary Systems, 1990-present; Design Issues, 1993-present; Ethics and Information Technology, 1998-present.
Grants from National Endowment for the Humanities, National Science Foundation, Kentucky Humanities Council, American Council of Learned Societies, Goethe House New York, Exxon Education Foundation, J.M. Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, New York Council on the Humanities, IBM Corporation


Philosophy and Technology: Readings in the Philosophical Problems of Technology. New York: Free Press, 1972. Pp. ix, 399. (Co-edited with Robert Mackey.) Paperback reprint, with updated Select Bibliography, New York: Free Press, 1983. Pp. xii, 403.

Bibliography of the Philosophy of Technology. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1973. Pp. xvii, 205. (With Robert Mackey.) Reprint with index, Ann Arbor, MI: Books on Demand, 1985.

Theology and Technology: Essays in Christian Analysis and Exegesis. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1984. Pp. ix, 523. (Co edited with Jim Grote.)

Philosophy and Technology II: Information Technology and Computers in Theory and Practice. Boston: D. Reidel, 1986. Pp. xxii, 352. (Co-edited with Alois Huning.)

¿Qué es la filosofía de la tecnología? Barcelona: Anthropos, 1989. Pp. 214. Russian version: Chto takoe filosofiia tekhniki? (Moscow: Aspekt Press, 1995). Chinese version, with a special introduction: Jishu zhexue gailun (Tianjin, China: Tianjin Science and Technology Publishing House, 1999).

Ethical Issues Associated with Scientific and Technological Research for the Military. Proceedings from a January 26-28, 1989, conference. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, vol. 577 (December 29, 1989). Pp. xvi, 277. (Co-edited with Philip Siekevitz.)

Philosophy of Technology in Spanish Speaking Countries. Philosophy and Technology, vol. 10. Boston: Kluwer, 1993. Pp. xxxvi, 318.

Thinking through Technology: The Path between Engineering and Philosophy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994. Pp. xi, 397.

Thinking Ethics in Technology: Hennebach Lectures and Papers, 1995-1996. Golden, CO: Colorado School of Mines, 1997. Pp. viii, 174.

Engineer’s Toolkit: Engineering Ethics. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2000. Pp. x, 131. (With R. Shannon Duval.)

Visions of STS: Counterpoints in Science, Technology, and Society Studies. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, forthcoming 2000. (Co-edited with Stephen H. Cutcliffe.)