Social, Ethical, and Policy Implications of Engineering: Selected Readings / Edition 1

Social, Ethical, and Policy Implications of Engineering: Selected Readings / Edition 1

by Joseph R. Herkert
ISBN-10:
0780347129
ISBN-13:
9780780347120
Pub. Date:
09/24/1999
Publisher:
Wiley
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Social, Ethical, and Policy Implications of Engineering: Selected Readings / Edition 1

"In SOCIAL, ETHICAL, AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS OF ENGINEERING, engineers, faculty, and students will find an informative guide to the professional, societal, and ethical responsibilities that face practicing engineers today. Through an integrated approach to the theory of engineering ethics and practical real-world issues, this comprehensive book offers readers an in-depth analysis of technology's current social role.

Drawing on readings and case studies first published in IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, this easy-to-read text will develop readers' understanding of the important issues surrounding "macroethical" public policy debates, including discussions of sustainable development, public health, risk and product liability, and telecommunications. These cases and readings also provide an opportunity to apply the theory in real-world situations.

SOCIAL, ETHICAL, AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS OF ENGINEERING will help students meet the new accreditation criteria for engineering adopted by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). In addition, contemporary issues presented in this far-reaching book will allow students and practicing engineers to gain greater insight into how social and ethical concerns shape contributions to the engineering field.

For more information and related articles go towww4.ncsu.edu/unity/users/j/jherkert/jrh.html

Professors: To request an examination copy simply e-mail collegeadoption@ieee.org."

Sponsored by:
IEEE Social Implications of Technology Society

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780780347120
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/24/1999
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 354
Product dimensions: 8.43(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND SOCIETY.

Technology, Values, and Society.

The Social Context of Engineering.

SOCIAL AND ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF ENGINEERS.

Moral Dilemmas in Engineering.

Frameworks for Engineering Ethics.

ENGINEERING ETHICS AND PUBLIC POLICY.

Technology Policy and Ethical Issues.

Risk and Product Liability.

Engineering and Sustainable Development.

Engineering in a Global Context.

Technology and Health Care.

Information Technology.

Appendix.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

About the Editor.

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