Is Engineering Ethics Just Business Ethics?

TitleIs Engineering Ethics Just Business Ethics?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsWeil, V
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Philosophy
Volume8
Pagination1-7
Publication Languageeng
AbstractA careful analysis of "business" reveals that engineering ethics must differ from business ethics because they belong to distinct conceptual categories. Business is an "institution" (an organized place where members of many occupations can work together) while engineering is a "profession" (an organization of members of a single occupation for a purpose distinct from business). Professional ethics thus differs from institutional ethics in principle. In practice, engineering ethics differs from business ethics in: a) the people to whom it is supposed to apply, b) the questions treated, and c) the standards it applies.
NotesCover Date: Winter-Spring 1994.Source Info: 8(2), 1-7. Language: English. Journal Announcement: 28-3. Subject: BUSINESS ETHICS; EDUCATION; ENGINEERING ETHICS; ETHICS; TEACHING. Update Code: 20090226.
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