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Hold Paramount The Engineer's Responsibility to Society

ISBN-10: 0495295868
ISBN-13: 9780495295860
Edition: 2nd 2011
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Description: This essential text provides students with practical insight into the engineering code of ethics and how a practicing engineer is obligated to act in a responsible manner. To illustrate the complexities involved with acting in an ethical fashion,  More...

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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 183
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

This essential text provides students with practical insight into the engineering code of ethics and how a practicing engineer is obligated to act in a responsible manner. To illustrate the complexities involved with acting in an ethical fashion, the authors have created characters that encounter a number of situations that test the engineering code of ethics. The dialogue between these characters highlights different perspectives of realistic situations that students will face as practicing engineers. As they proceed through the book, students see how the code can help in decision making, as well as the implications of various decisions. The philosophical theory that supports the ethical positions encountered is presented as boxed material following each section.

P. Arne Vesilind received his undergraduate degree in civil engineering from Lehigh University and his Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the University of North Carolina. He spent a post-doctoral year with the Norwegian Institute for Water Research in Oslo and a year as a research engineer with Bird Machine Company. He joined the faculty at Duke University in 1970 where he served as chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. In 1999, he was appointed to the R. L. Rooke Chair of the Historical and Societal Context of Engineering at Bucknell University. He served in this capacity until his retirement in 2006.

Alastair S. Gunn was a professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand.

Doing The Right Thing
Morals, Obligations to Strangers
Ethics
Faithful Agents
Technical Expertise and Ethical Obligations
Organization of Professional Engineering
Can We Afford to be Ethical?
Engineering Codes of Ethics
Can a Person Stop Being an Engineer?
Codes of Ethics and the Environment
Ethically Right for Me?
Enhance Human Welfare
Moral Responsibility of Engineers
Hold Paramount
Why Can't Ethicists be as Efficient as Engineers?
Life and Death Decisions
Legal Ethics
Jokes About Engineers
Engineers Working Together
A Technical Challenge
Engineering Qualifications
Engineering Triumphs
Engineering Failures
Engineers as Managers
Decision Making: Technical and Ethical Aspects
Consulting with Colleagues
Safety Of The Public
The Moral Status of Animals
Ethical and Legal Obligations
Ethical Dilemmas
Calculationthe Value of Life
Fix Up Your Organization Ethically.
Whistleblowing
Whistleblowing
Disaster in Kansas City
Ethics and Engineering Education
Options
Ethically Right For Me?
Acceptable Risk
Trusting the Experts
Deception
Confidentiality
Loyalty to the Firm
Professional Development
Tenure in Engineering Schools
Famous Engineers in History
The Reputation Game in Engineering Education
Networking
Solicit Or Accept Gratuities
Deception
Corporate Gift Policies
Self-Laudatory Language
Advertising
Contributions In Order To Secure Work
Competitive Bidding
Bribery and Law
When in Rome
Ethical Dilemmas
Human Rights I
Professional Development Of Others
The Existential Pleasures of Engineering
TheExistential Pleasures of Engineering
Engineering and Armaments
Reverence for Life
The Ethics of Asking and the Ethics of Giving
Maintaining the Quality of Engineering Education
Affirmative Action
Overseas Work
Human Rights
Politicians and Their Reputations
Uphold The Honor And Dignity
Manners
Workplace Harassment
Without The Knowledge Of Their Employers
Conflict of Interest
EmployeeLoyalty
Avoid Conflicts Of Interest. Conflict of Interest
A Paradox
Why Be a Good Engineer?
Objective And Truthful Manner
Professional Respect
Engineers and the Media
Epilogue

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