Ethics in Engineering Practice and Research

Ethics in Engineering Practice and Research

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The first edition of Caroline Whitbeck's Ethics in Engineering Practice and Research focused on the difficult ethical problems engineers encounter in their practice and in research. In many ways, these problems are like design problems: they are complex, often ill defined; resolving them involves an iterative process of analysis and synthesis; and there can be more than one acceptable solution. In the second edition of this text, Dr Whitbeck goes above and beyond by featuring more real-life problems, stating recent scenarios and laying the foundation of ethical concepts and reasoning. This book offers a real-world, problem-centered approach to engineering ethics, using a rich collection of open-ended case studies to develop skill in recognizing and addressing ethical issues.Unfortunately, detailed accounts of exemplary responses to problems encountered in engineering are all good outcome. too few. ... of giants to stand on. actions is to learn from his example what sort of engineering responses are good responses to safety problems. ... of the Challenger is available in the report of the Presidential Commission1 a€“ commonly called the a€œRogersa#39; Commissiona€ for William P.

Title:Ethics in Engineering Practice and Research
Author:Caroline Whitbeck
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2011-08-15


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