Ethical Engineer

Ethical Engineer

von: Robert McGinn

40,99 €

Verlag: Princeton University Press
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 13.02.2018
ISBN/EAN: 9781400889105
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 352

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An exploration of the ethics of practical engineering through analyses of eighteen rich case studiesThe Ethical Engineer explores ethical issues that arise in engineering practice, from technology transfer to privacy protection to whistle-blowing. Presenting key ethics concepts and real-life examples of engineering work, Robert McGinn illuminates the ethical dimension of engineering practice and helps students and professionals determine engineers context-specific ethical responsibilities.McGinn highlights the ethics gap in contemporary engineeringthe disconnect between the meager exposure to ethical issues in engineering education and the ethical challenges frequently faced by engineers. He elaborates four fundamental ethical responsibilities of engineers (FEREs) and uses them to shed light on the ethical dimensions of diverse case studies, including ones from emerging engineering fields. The cases range from the Union Carbide pesticide plant disaster in India to the Google Street View project. After examining the extent to which the actions of engineers in the cases align with the FEREs, McGinn recapitulates key ideas used in analyzing the cases and spells out the main lessons they suggest. He identifies technical, social, and personal factors that induce or press engineers to engage in misconduct and discusses organizational, legal, and individual resources available to those interested in ethically responsible engineering practice.Combining probing analysis and nuanced ethical evaluation of engineering conduct in its social and technical contexts, The Ethical Engineer will be invaluable to engineering students and professionals.Meets the need for engineering-related ethics studyElaborates four fundamental ethical responsibilities of engineersDiscusses diverse, global cases of ethical issues in established and emerging engineering fieldsIdentifies resources and options for ethically responsible engineering practiceProvides discussion questions for each case

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