Commentary On: 'The Greening of Engineers: A Cross-Cultural Experience' (A. Ansari)

TitleCommentary On: 'The Greening of Engineers: A Cross-Cultural Experience' (A. Ansari)
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsHarris, CE
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Publication Languageeng
AbstractEngineering students are trained in a scientific materialism that encourages them to think of nature as a set of systems in isolation from one another, rather than as an organic unity. While Professor Ansari's suggestions for challenging this worldview are laudable long-term remedies for the lack of environmental concern of engineering students, the author suggest two short-term strategies for promoting the same end. First, environmentalism can be shown to be important for human well-being. Second, engineering students can be challenged to think about environmental issues in terms of their obligations as professionals.
NotesCover Date: January 2001.Source Info: 7(1), 117-119. Language: English. Journal Announcement: 35-3. Subject: CROSS-CULTURAL; ETHICS; GREENING. Subject Person: ANSARI, A; ENGINEER. Update Code: 20090226.
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