The Complex Challenges of Ethical Choices by Engineers in Public Service

TitleThe Complex Challenges of Ethical Choices by Engineers in Public Service
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsEmison, GA
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Volume12
Issue2
Pagination233-244
Publication Languageeng
AbstractEngineers in public service are daily faced with extremely complex ethical choices, often made simultaneously at the individual, professional, organizational and societal levels. These ethical domains often conflict. The paper proposes that the reflective learning approach of pragmatism can help with these challenging situations. This approach depends upon employing Dewey's five stage process of inquiry to engage the ethical complexity inherent in the practice of engineering in the public service.
NotesCover Date: January 2006.Source Info: 12(2 Special Issue), 233-244. Language: English. Journal Announcement: 40-4. Subject: COMPLEXITY; ENGINEERING ETHICS; ETHICS; PRAGMATISM; PUBLIC SERVICE. Subject Person: DEWEY, JOHN. Update Code: 20090226.
DOI10.1007/s11948-006-0023-x
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