9780495502791

Engineering Ethics Concepts and Cases

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    9780495502791

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    0495502790

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/8/2008
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Extend your analytical skills to moral deliberation with this best-selling engineering ethics text. ENGINEERING ETHICS: CONCEPTS AND CASES, 4E bridges the gap between theory and practice with more than 200 current case studies available in the text and on the companion website, including current and controversial topics, such as Hurricane Katrina and global warming. This edition introduces you to a proven, structured methodology for analyzing cases, as well as examples of cases that already have been analyzed, to ensure you can practice ethical engineering yourself. The text also discusses Engineering Codes of Ethics. You'll learn the importance of critical moral reasoning as the book demonstrates how many apparent moral disagreements are actually disagreements about the facts or the definitions of crucial terms. Significant topics, such as the ethical theory and the consequences of whistle-blowing, are now covered in greater depth. A handy, alphabetized list of cases allows you to quickly find specific cases, while a convenient bibliography provides sources for completing papers or additional reading. With this edition's comprehensive coverage, you quickly see, first-hand, the importance of your conduct as a professional and how your actions can affect the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

Table of Contents

Why Professional Ethics?p. 1
Responsibility in Engineeringp. 22
Framing the Problemp. 47
Resolving Problemsp. 71
The Social and Value Dimensions of Technologyp. 90
Trust and Reliabilityp. 115
Risk and Liability in Engineeringp. 135
Engineers in Organizationsp. 165
Engineers and the Environmentp. 191
International Engineering Professionalismp. 211
Casesp. 229
List of Casesp. 230
Taxonomy of Casesp. 231
Codes of Ethicsp. 291
Bibliographyp. 300
Indexp. 309
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