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Engineering Ethics: Concepts and Cases / Edition 2

Engineering Ethics: Concepts and Cases / Edition 2


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Engineering Ethics: Concepts and Cases / Edition 2

Extend your analytical skills to moral deliberation with this best-selling engineering ethics text. ENGINEERING ETHICS: CONCEPTS AND CASES, 4E bridges the gap between theory and practice with more than 100 current case studies available in the text and on the companion website, including current and controversial topics, such as Hurricane Katrina and global warming. This edition introduces you to a proven, structured methodology for analyzing cases, as well as examples of cases that already have been analyzed, to ensure you can practice ethical engineering yourself. The text also discusses Engineering Codes of Ethics. You'll learn the importance of critical moral reasoning as the book demonstrates how many apparent moral disagreements are actually disagreements about the facts or the definitions of crucial terms. Significant topics, such as the ethical theory and the consequences of whistle-blowing, are now covered in greater depth. A handy, alphabetized list of cases allows you to quickly find specific cases, while a convenient bibliography provides sources for completing papers or additional reading. With this edition's comprehensive coverage, you quickly see, first-hand, the importance of your conduct as a professional and how your actions can affect the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780534533977
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 08/01/1999
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 377
Product dimensions: 7.38(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Charles E. Harris, Jr. received his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University and currently teaches at Texas A&M University. He has authored several articles and books on ethics, including APPLYING MORAL THEORIES (Wadsworth, 2002).

Michael S. Pritchard specializes in Ethical Theory, Professional Ethics (including Engineering Ethics), and Philosophy for Children. Having received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, he currently teaches at Western Michigan University.

Michael J. Rabins was active in ASME and other volunteer organizations on engineering ethics issues. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, and ended his teaching career at Texas A&M University. He helped establish a course in engineering ethics in 1989 that is now required of all engineering majors. Professor Rabins died in 2007.

Table of Contents

1. Why Professional Ethics?
2.Responsibility in Engineering.
3.Framing the Problem.
4.Resolving Problems.
5.The Social and Value Dimensions of Technology.
6.Trust and Reliability.
7.Safety, Risk and Liability in Engineering.
8.Engineers in Organizations.
9.Engineers and the Environment.
10.International Engineering Professionalism. Cases. Codes. Bibliography.

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