Understanding Moral Responsibility in the Design of Trailers

TitleUnderstanding Moral Responsibility in the Design of Trailers
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsVan der Burg, S, Van Gorp, A
JournalScience & Engineering Ethics
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number13533452
Accession Number17022756
KeywordsENGINEERING , ENGINEERS , ethics , MacIntyre , Moral , Practices , professional , professional responsibility , PUBLIC , public safety , RESPONSIBILITY , safety , TRAFFIC
AbstractThis article explores the moral philosophy of Alasdair MacIntyre and a case study of a team of engineers who design a truck’s trailer without considering that traffic safety is part of their responsibility to show that moral codes often do not suffice to make agents understand their moral responsibility. The authors then discuss the need for a moral philosophy that helps engineers to interpret and think more critically about their professional responsibility, including the concept of safety.
NotesVan der Burg, Simone 1; Email Address: s.v.d.burg@tm.tue.nl Van Gorp, Anke 2; Email Address: a.c.vangorp@tbm.tudelft.nl; Affiliation: 1: Department of Technology Management, Eindhoven University of Technology 2: Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology; Source Info: Apr2005, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p235; Subject Term: MORAL conditions; Subject Term: RESPONSIBILITY; Subject Term: ENGINEERS; Subject Term: TRAFFIC safety; Subject Term: ETHICS; Author-Supplied Keyword: engineering design; Author-Supplied Keyword: MacIntyre; Author-Supplied Keyword: moral responsibility; Author-Supplied Keyword: practices; Author-Supplied Keyword: safety; Number of Pages: 22p; Document Type: Article
Short TitleUnderstanding Moral Responsibility in the Design of Trailers
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