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First reported Jun 03 2014 - Updated Jun 03 2014 - 1 reports

Tom Hughes: Remembering a non-lifer

Thomas Hughes, a Distinguished Visiting Professor at MIT and Mellon Professor Emeritus of the History of Science at the University of Pennsylvania, passed away Feb. 3, 2014 at age 89. Hughes, who pioneered the field of the history of technology, was ... [Published MIT News feed - Jun 03 2014]

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He went on to explain why he felt this closeness: "Over the years, I have tried to understand the character of the engineering profession and, in a limited way, broaden its horizons by helping it to see the central role and daunting responsibilities that it has in the modern world. Engineers lament that they are not appreciated. They do not need the appreciation of others so muchmuch as they need secure self-esteem. This would come, I believe, if they accepted the messy complexity and moral dimensions of their calling."

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