Hold paramount : the engineer's responsibility to society

TitleHold paramount : the engineer's responsibility to society
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsGunn, AS, Vesilind, AP
Paginationxvi, 183 p. ill.
PublisherCenterage Learning
Place PublishedStamford, CT
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number9780495295860
Accession Number50285072
Call NumberLC: TA157; Dewey: 174/.962
KeywordsENGINEERING , engineering ethics , professional responsibility , public safety
AbstractThis book seeks to provide students with practical insight into the engineering code of ethics and how a practicing engineering is obligated to act in a responsible manner. The book is written as a dialogue between two characters that encounter a number of situations that test the engineering code of ethics, and the characters' dialogue helps highlight different perspectives on realistic situations that students will face as practicing engineers.
Notesill. ; 24 cm.About this Book: A Note to the Instructor -- Doing the right thing -- Deception I -- Keeping Promises -- Doing the Right Thing -- Theft of Music -- Obligation to Strangers -- Moral Rules -- The engineering profession -- On Being a Professional -- Technical Expertise and Ethical Obligations -- Organization of Professional Engineering -- Can We Afford to Be Ethical? -- Engineering Codes of Ethics -- Can a Person Stop Being an Engineer? -- Codes of Ethics and the Environment -- Ethically Right for Me? I -- Ethical Theories as Decision-Making Models -- Enhance human welfare -- Moral Responsibilities of Engineers -- Engineering and Terrorism -- Engineers as Intelligent Robots -- Hold paramount -- Why Can't Ethicists Be as Efficient as Engineers? -- Medical Ethics -- Legal Ethics -- Jokes about Engineers -- Engineers Working Together -- A Technical Challenge -- Engineering Qualifications -- Factors of Safety -- Engineering Triumphs -- Engineering Failures -- Engineers as Managers -- Acceptable Risk -- Decision Making: Technical and Ethical Aspects -- Consulting with Colleagues -- Safety of the public -- The Moral Status of Animals -- Ethical and Legal Obligations -- Ethical Dilemmas I -- Calculating the Value of Life -- Fix Up Your Organization Ethically? -- Whistle-Blowing I -- Whistle-Blowing II -- Disaster in Kansas City -- Options -- Ethically Right for Me? II -- Trusting the Experts -- Deception II -- Confidentiality -- Moral Development of Engineers -- Professional development -- Tenure in Engineering Schools.Includes bibliographical references and index.Alastair S. Gunn, P. Aarne Vesilind. More Records: Show record informationBook
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