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4Es : Ethics, Engineering, Economics and Environment - John St. James

4Es : Ethics, Engineering, Economics and Environment

Paperback Published: 7th February 2011
ISBN: 9781862878150
Number Of Pages: 144

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At the dawn of Europe, an extraordinary Greek philosopher-engineer—biologist named Aristotle strove to develop a code that the good person could live by. Aristotle’s concepts have much resonance with us today. Although there are differences in the way in which we perceive things, basically we all share the same aspirations and needs.

This new edition will be of value to the globally-focused engineer and scientist; it includes case studies from both developed and developing nations to help students and practitioners unravel the complexities of ethical practice in the 21st Century. It is testament to the global and indefatigable nature of our scientific community that 2,300 years after Aristotle, we might derive the same conclusions as he did.

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The 4 E’s introduces engineering students to basic moral concepts and to the idea of a professional ethic. It has a clear, concrete focus and will be useful in helping scientists and engineers to be mindful of the role that values play in making professional judgements and to recognise and manage value conflicts that may arise in professional life. ...This book reflects Prof Buckeridge’s ongoing commitment to ethics education. For students, the book’s greatest merit lies in its both placing the activities of science and engineering in a larger social context and in assigning science a particularity where it is contestable and contested, and where the practice of science is properly subordinated to a broader moral consideration of means and of ends. - Jeff Chapman, from speech given at the launch of the 1st edition at The Royal Society of Victoria

Morals, ethics and values Morals Moral actions Ethics Professions Engineering and science Values Relativity and ethicsA special case for Indigenous peoplesShared values Morality and conflict Conflict in resource management Resolution of moral conflict Codes of ethics The Hippocratic Oath Engineering ethics The 4 Es Moral theory Aristotle and virtue ethics Egoism Utilitarianism DeontologyContractarian ethics Tragedy of the Commons Existentialism Anti-technology Ethics in practice Case studiesWind farm v parrotThe referenceThe new graduateWest Coast coal Research ethics Scientific fraud Ethics education research Ethical exemplars Galapagos Islands Dimethylmercury or CO2? Iron Gates subdivision Engineering, sustainability and equity Water and equity (Victoria)Water and equity (Spain) Patenting human DNA Epilogue Ethics and realityAppendix (Ethische Ingenieurverantwortung)Selected References Index

ISBN: 9781862878150
ISBN-10: 1862878153
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 7th February 2011
Publisher: Federation Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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