Engineering the Just War: Examination of an Approach to Teaching Engineering Ethics

TitleEngineering the Just War: Examination of an Approach to Teaching Engineering Ethics
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsHaws, DR
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Volume12
Pagination365-372
Publication Languageeng
AbstractThis article discusses a university course developed by the author looking at engineering ethics and the ethics of warfare. The course, The Moral Dimensions of Technology, meets accreditation requirements in engineering ethics, and uses the life of electrical engineer Vannevar Bush, to help focus discussion between engineering and non-engineering students. This discussion is supplemented with selected readings in moral philosophy from the 'Dao de Jing', Lao Tze, Cicero, Aurelius Augustinus, Kant, Annette Baier, Peter Singer, Elizabeth Anscombe, Philippa Foot, and Judith Thomson.
NotesCover Date: January 2006.Source Info: 12(2 Special Issue), 365-372. Language: English. Journal Announcement: 40-4. Subject: ENGINEERING ETHICS; ETHICS; JUST WAR; TEACHING; TECHNOLOGY; TERRORISM. Update Code: 20090226.
DOI10.1007/s11948-006-0035-6

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