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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: #630292 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

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About the Author
Charles E. "Ed" Harris Jr. received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University, where he also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and minored in Chemistry. Dr. Harris is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and the Sue and Harry Bovay Professor of History and Ethics of Professional Engineering, and he has participated in several research projects sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Dr. Harris has published APPLYING MORAL THEORIES and numerous articles and book chapters--mostly in the area of ethics and engineering ethics.

Michael S. Pritchard is Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus at Western Michigan University (WMU). He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Before retirement, he was the Willard A. Brown Professor of Philosophy and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Ethics in Society at WMU. His areas of teaching and research include theoretical and practical ethics; 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.

The late Michael J. Rabin 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.


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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.
4Seriously?
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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