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Engineering Ethics: Concepts and Cases

Engineering Ethics: Concepts and Cases

Engineering Ethics: Concepts and Cases
By Charles E. Harris Jr., Michael S. Pritchard, Michael J. Rabins

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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.

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #224059 in Books
  • Published on: 2008-07-08
  • Ingredients: Example Ingredients
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: .60" h x 7.30" w x 9.00" l, 1.10 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 336 pages


  • Used Book in Good Condition

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About the Author
Charles E. (Ed) Harris, Jr., received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Vanderbilt University, having had an undergraduate major in biology and minor in chemistry. He is Professor of Philosophy and Sue and Harry Bovay Professor of the History and Ethics of Professional Engineering. His publications are primarily in applied ethics and engineering ethics.

Michael S. Pritchard is Willard A. Brown Professor of Philosophy and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Ethics in Society at Western Michigan University. His areas of teaching include ethics (theoretical and practical); the philosophies of David Hume, Adam Smith, and Thomas Reid; and the philosophical thinking of children. His publications are in the areas of ethical theory, practical and professional ethics, communication ethics, and philosophy for children. He is co-editor (with Elaine Englehardt) of TEACHING ETHICS, the official journal of the Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum.

Michael J. Rabins was active in ASME and other volunteer organizations on engineering ethics issues. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, and ended his teaching career at Texas A&M University. He helped establish a course in engineering ethics in 1989 that is now required of all engineering majors. Professor Rabins died in 2007.

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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5A Book That Covers A Lot Of Ground
By Lois
This book is well written and covers engineering in its social context, what is meant by professionalism, the ethics surrounding engineering and the consequences and dilemma's if these are breached. It blends philosophy and ethics with relevant case studies in a logical and detailed way that is perfect for the student with primary understanding of the subject. It can be used as a stand-alone text book or can be used with supplementary readers. Having used Fleddermann, this is also a go-to text for undergraduate engineers who need ethics as a complentary subject.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
By chemicalreaxion
Luckily I bought this pamphlet of a book from the other buy new options, because $160 for prime is a complete waste of money. The stars are based on book condition and shipping speed only. Obviously an engineering ethics book is not going to be exciting, and if you are buying this it is probably because its a required text- so you have no choice.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
4Four Stars
By JSlag
good quality

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