On Equipment and Equipment Philosophy
Li Bocong;Center for Engineering Studies, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences;
As an artificial object, the equipment is the necessary tool and means of engineering practice, and is the material premise and basis of existence and development of the human being. In study of equipment philosophy, special attention should be paid to the insight from both area of philosophical studies of artifacts and linguistic philosophy. The content of equipment philosophy should include the reflections on the emergence of equipment, the life cycle of equipment, equipment innovation, industrial evolution and so on. Equipment philosophy and interdisciplinary equipment studies should supplement each other so as to help promote sustainable innovation and development of equipment in nowadays society.