Thinking Like an Engineer: Studies in the Ethics of a Profession

Thinking Like an Engineer: Studies in the Ethics of a Profession

by Michael Davis, Association for Practice and Professiona
     
 

Michael Davis, a leading figure in the study of professional ethics, offers here both a compelling exploration of engineering ethics and a philosophical analysis of engineering as a profession. After putting engineering in historical perspective, Davis turns to the Challenger space shuttle disaster to consider the complex relationship between engineering ideals and

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Michael Davis, a leading figure in the study of professional ethics, offers here both a compelling exploration of engineering ethics and a philosophical analysis of engineering as a profession. After putting engineering in historical perspective, Davis turns to the Challenger space shuttle disaster to consider the complex relationship between engineering ideals and contemporary engineering practice. Here, Davis examines how social organization and technical requirements define how engineers should (and presumably do) think. Later chapters test his analysis of engineering judgement and autonomy empirically, engaging a range of social science research including a study of how engineers and managers work together in ten different companies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195120516
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Series:
Practical and Professional Ethics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1270L (what's this?)

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