Can Engineers Hold Public Interests Paramount?

TitleCan Engineers Hold Public Interests Paramount?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1989
AuthorsBroome Jr, TH
JournalResearch in Philosophy and Technology
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0161-7249
AbstractThe purpose of this paper is to consider whether public paramountcy rules are consistent with defensible conceptions about the nature of engineering. The main arguments are: (1) while these rules are consistent with conventional applied science conceptions of engineering, these conceptions are not defensible, and; (2) ordinary meanings of public paramountcy are not consistent with a new defensible conception of engineering. Instead of suggesting that these rules be repealed from engineering codes of ethics, qualifications for the meaning given to public paramountcy are presented.
NotesCover Date: 1989.Source Info: 9, 3-11. Language: English. Journal Announcement: 27-2. Subject: ENGINEERING; ETHICS; PROFESSIONAL CODE; PUBLIC INTEREST. Update Code: 20090226.
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