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Author Harris, C. E. (Charles Edwin), 1938-

Title Engineering ethics : concepts and cases / Charles E. Harris, Michael S. Pritchard, Michael J. Rabins.

Published Belmont, Calif. : Wadsworth Cengage Learning, [2009]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  174.962 HARR {Bund89 20200519}    AVAILABLE
Edition 4th ed.
Physical description xvi, 313 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes Previous ed. published: 2005.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 300-308) and index.
Contents 1. Why professional ethics? -- 2. Responsibility in engineering -- 3. Framing the problem -- 4. Resolving problems -- 5. The social and value dimensions of technology -- 6. Trust and reliability -- 7. Risk and liability in engineering -- 8. Engineers in organizations -- 9. Engineers and the environment -- 10. International engineering professionalism.
Summary "Extend your analytical skills to moral deliberation with this best-selling engineering ethics text. ENGINEERING ETHICS: CONCEPTS AND CASES, 4E bridges the gap between theory and practice with more than 100 current case studies available in the text and on the companion website, including current and controversial topics, such as Hurricane Katrina and global warming. This edition introduces you to a proven, structured methodology for analyzing cases, as well as examples of cases that already have been analyzed, to ensure you can practice ethical engineering yourself. The text also discusses Engineering Codes of Ethics. You'll learn the importance of critical moral reasoning as the book demonstrates how many apparent moral disagreements are actually disagreements about the facts or the definitions of crucial terms. Significant topics, such as the ethical theory and the consequences of whistle-blowing, are now covered in greater depth. A handy, alphabetized list of cases allows you to quickly find specific cases, while a convenient bibliography provides sources for completing papers or additional reading. With this edition's comprehensive coverage, you quickly see, first-hand, the importance of your conduct as a professional and how your actions can affect the health, safety, and welfare of the public."--Publisher's website.
Other author Pritchard, Michael S.
Rabins, Michael J. (Michael Jerome), 1932-2008.
Subject Engineering ethics.
Engineering ethics -- Case studies.
Engineers -- Professional ethics.
ISBN 9780495502791 (paperback)
0495502790 (paperback)