Engineer's Toolkit A First Course in Engineering

ISBN-10: 0805364366

ISBN-13: 9780805364361

Edition: 2000

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Description: Now you can design a learning package that fits your introductory engineering course perfectlywith The Engineer's Toolkit: A First Course in Engineering. The Engineer's Toolkit is Prentice Hall's innovative publishing program for introductory engineering. Consisting of modules that cover engineering skills and concepts, programming languages and software tools, The Engineer's Toolkit is a flexible solution for keeping up with the evolving curriculum of first-year engineering.

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List price: $57.80
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/21/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 131
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Introduction
Is Ethics Relative?
Ethics Is Not Just Personal Opinion
The Need for Ethics
Engineering and the Freedom of Choice
Ethics and Morals
What If? Does Ethics Involve Only "Serious" Choice Behavior?
The Temptation of Moral Relativism
The Temptation of Moral Absolutism
Try It!
What If? Neither Giants nor Dwarves
The Truths of Absolutism and Relativism
The Usefulness of Ethics Codes
Try It!
What If? Ethics Codes and Technical Standards
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Resources
Exploring Different Dimensions of Ethics
Doing What Is Right
What If? Not Doing What is Wrong
Crime, Vice, Virtue, and Heroic Virtue
Try It!
Deciding Which Action is Right
Moral Dilemmas
Try It!
Reflecting on Why an Action Is Right
What If? First- and Second-Order Ethical Principles
Descriptions, Norms, and Meta-Ethics
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Resources
Ethical Theories
Moral Reasoning and the Structure of Human Action
Consequential Theory
What If? The Ford Pinto
Deontological Theory
Try It!
Virtue Theory
The Three Theories Reviewed
Relationships among Theories
Try It!
Ethics and Psychology
Lawrence Kohlberg's Six Stages of Moral Development
What If? Facts and Values
The Ethics of Care
What If? Two Moral Voices
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Resources
Ethics and Institutions
Individual and Group Behavior
Try It!
Going Along to Get Along versus Loyal Opposition
Organizations and Engineering
Win-Win Solutions and the Ethics of Care
Manifestations and Limitations of Organizational Structures
Organizations and Ethics
Styles of Management and Leadership
Try It!
Globalization, Deorganization, and a New Engineering Ethics
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Resources
Models of Professionalism
What Is a Professional?
What If? A Vision of the Engineering Profession
Independent Professionals
Professional Employed within an Organization
Professional Engineers
Try It!
Professional Ethics
Try It!
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Resources
Loyalty in Engineering
The Moral Status of Loyalty
Try It!
Loyalty on Campus
Good and Bad Loyalty
Case Study: Loyalty and Friendship
What If?
Loyalty in the Workplace
Why Do Companies Want Loyalty?
Try It!
When Do We Owe Loyalty to an Employer?
What If? Loyalty Checklist
Loyalty and Contracts
Whistle Blowing
What If? Commonsense Steps in Whistle Blowing
Case Study: Health in the Workplace
What If?
Conflicts of Loyalty and Conflicts of Interest
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Resources
Honesty in Engineering
The Moral Status of Honesty
Honesty as Respect for Self and Others
Checklist for Honest Action
Honesty on Campus: Honor Codes
Case Study: Senior Competition
What If?
Case Study: The Co-Op Student
Honesty in the Workplace
Honesty and the Successful Employee
Honesty and the Self-Employed
Try It!
A New Understanding of Honesty in the Workplace
Try It!
What If? Honest Engineering
The Deadline
Consulting the Design Engineer
The Customer Is Consulted
The Customer Is Not Consulted
Things Don't Work Out, or They Do
Honesty and Intellectual Property
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Resources
Responsibility in Engineering
The Moral Status of Responsibility
Role Responsibility
Responsibility and Freedom
Try It!
Responsibility on Campus
Case Study: Bits and Bytes
What If?
Giving Results, Not Excuses
Responsibility in the Workplace
Responsibility to Employers
Responsibility to the Profession and the Public
Starting a New Job
Caustic Spill
What Is To be Done?
Responsible Decisions
The Particular Responsibility of Product Liability
Assessing Responsibility
Positive Responsibility
What If? Responsibility Checklist
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Resources
Informed Consent in Engineering
The Moral Status of Informed Consent
Informed Consent on Campus
Case Study: The Roommate
What If?
Try It!
Informed Consent in the Workplace
Case Study: Transportation Bias?
Safety and Risk
Not Made in the USA
Confrontation with the Truth
What If? Informed Consent Checklist
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Resources
Ethical Engineering and Conflict Resolution
The Moral Status of Conflict Resolution
What Moral Compromise Is Not
Moral Compromise: Bad and Good
Conflict Resolution on Campus
Case Study: Roommate Conflict
Conflict Resolution: Personal Approaches and Negotiation Strategies
Personal Approaches for Dealing with Conflict
Negotiation Strategies
Try It!
Conflict Resolution in the Workplace
Beyond Negotiation Strategies
Try It!
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Resources
Engineering and the Environment
The Moral Status of the Environment
Environmental Ethics on Campus
Case Study: Product Life Cycles
Case Study: Environmental Power
Environmental Ethics in the Workplace
The Chemical Spill Report
The Response
The Second Spill
Beyond Industry versus the Environment
What If? The Environmental Conscious Engineer
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Resources
Index
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