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Hold Paramount The Engineer's Responsibility to Society

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ISBN-10: 053439258X

ISBN-13: 9780534392581

Edition: 2003

Authors: P. Aarne Vesiland, Alastair S. Gunn

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Alastair S. Gunn and P. Aarne Vesilind 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 dialog 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…    
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Book details

List price: $112.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Course Technology
Publication date: 10/7/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 204
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

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

Preface
About this Book: A Note to the Instructor
Doing the right thing
Deception I
Keeping Promises
Doing the Right Thing
Theft of Music
Obligation to Strangers
Moral Rules
Discussion Questions
The engineering profession
On Being a Professional
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? I
Ethical Theories as Decision-Making Models
Discussion Questions
Enhance human welfare
Moral Responsibilities of Engineers
Engineering and Terrorism
Engineers as Intelligent Robots
Discussion Questions
Hold paramount
Why Can't Ethicists Be as Efficient as Engineers?
Medical Ethics
Legal Ethics
Jokes about Engineers
Engineers Working Together
A Technical Challenge
Engineering Qualifications
Factors of Safety
Engineering Triumphs
Engineering Failures
Engineers as Managers
Acceptable Risk
Decision Making: Technical and Ethical Aspects
Consulting with Colleagues
Discussion Questions
Safety of the public
The Moral Status of Animals
Ethical and Legal Obligations
Ethical Dilemmas I
Calculating the Value of Life
Fix Up Your Organization Ethically?
Whistle-Blowing I
Whistle-Blowing II
Disaster in Kansas City
Options
Ethically Right for Me? II
Trusting the Experts
Deception II
Confidentiality
Moral Development of Engineers
Discussion Questions
Professional development
Tenure in Engineering Schools
Famous Engineers in History
Networking
Discussion Questions
Solicit or accept gratuities
Deception III
Corporate Gift Policies
Discussion Questions
Self-laudatory language
Advertising I
Advertising II
Discussion Questions
Contributions in order to secure work
Competitive Bidding
Bribery and the Law
When in Rome
Ethical Dilemmas II
Human Rights I
Discussion Questions
Professional development of others
The Existential Pleasures of Engineering I
The Existential Pleasures of Engineering II
Engineering and Armaments
Vegetarianism
Reverence for Life
The Ethics of Asking and the Ethics of Giving
Maintaining the Quality of Engineering Education
Affirmative Action
Discussion Questions
Overseas work
Environmental Racism
Human Rights II
Politicians and Their Reputations
Discussion Questions
Uphold the honor and dignity
Manners
Workplace Harassment
Discussion Questions
Faithful agents
Loyalty to an Employer
Discussion Questions
Avoid conflicts of interest
Safety
Professional Registration
Conflict of Interest I
Conflict of Interest II
Why Be A Good Engineer?
Discussion Questions
Objective and truthful manner
Professional Respect
Engineers and the Media
Discussion Questions
Epilogue