Ethics, Technology, and Engineering An Introduction

ISBN-10: 1444330950
ISBN-13: 9781444330953
Edition: 2011
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/8/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 6.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Ethics, Technology, and Engineering utilizes a variety of international case studies to teach engineering students the relevant moral skills for dealing with ethical issues inherent in engineering practice. Utilizes a systematic approach to ethical case analysis -- the ethical cycle -- which features a broad variety of international case studies Covers a broad range of topics, including ethics in design, risks, responsibility, sustainability, and emerging technologies Can be used in conjunction with the online ethics tool Agora ( http://www.ethicsandtechnology.com) Provides students with a basic introduction to the main ethical theories Includes an extensive glossary with key terms

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Responsibilities of Engineers
Introduction
Responsibility
Passive Responsibility
Active Responsibility and the Ideals of Engineers
Engineers versus Managers
The Social Context of Technological Development
Chapter Summary
Codes of Conduct
Introduction
Codes of Conduct
Possibilities and Limitations of Codes of Conduct
Codes of Conduct in an International Context
Chapter Summary
Normative Ethics
Introduction
Ethics and Morality
Descriptive and Normative Judgments
Points of Departure: Values, Norms, and Virtues
Relativism and Absolutism
Ethical Theories
Utilitarianism
Kantian Theory
Virtue Ethics
Care Ethics
Applied Ethics
Chapter Summary
Normative Argumentation
Introduction
Valid Arguments
Deductive and Non-Deductive Arguments
Arguments in Ethical Theories
Fallacies
Chapter Summary
The Ethical Cycle
Introduction
Ill-Structured Problems
The Ethical Cycle
An Example
Collective Moral Deliberation and Social Arrangements
Chapter Summary
Ethical Questions in the Design of Technology
Introduction
Ethical Issues During the Design Process
Trade-offs and Value Conflicts
Regulatory Frameworks: Normal and Radical Design
Chapter Summary
Designing Morality
Introduction
Ethics as a Matter of Things
Technological Mediation
Moralizing Technology
Designing Mediations
Chapter Summary
Ethical Aspects of Technical Risks
Introduction
Definitions of Central Terms
The Engineer's Responsibility for Safety
Risk Assessment
When are Risks Acceptable?
Risk Communication
Dealing with Uncertainty and Ignorance
Chapter Summary
The Distribution of Responsibility in Engineering
Introduction
The Problem of Many Hands
Responsibility and the Law
Responsibility in Organizations
Responsibility Distributions and Technological Designs
Chapter Summary
Sustainability, Ethics, and Technology
Introduction
Environmental Ethics?
Environmental Problems
Sustainable Development
Can a Sustainable Society be Realized?
Engineers and Sustainability
Chapter Summary
Study Questions
Discussion Questions
Engineering Qualifications and Organizations in a Number of Countries
NSPE Code of Ethics for Engineers
FEANI Position Paper on Code of Conduct: Ethics and Conduct of Professional Engineers
Shell Code of Conduct
DSM Values and Whistle Blowing Policy
Glossary
References
Index of Cases
Index

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