This book makes the case that engineers have special professional obligations to protect and enhance the environment, and the authors--one an engineer and the other a philospher-- seek to provide an ethical basis for these obligations. In exploring these ethical issues, the authors aim to show that engineers make a difference. The text opens with a series of case studies in which engineers face complex and challenging decisions about the environment. Succeeding chapters examine different ideas about environmental ethics for engineers, including professional codes and both modern and historical discussions of environmental responsibility. The book concludes with a collection of readings that complement the text. Students, as well as practicing engineers, will find much of interest in this well-argued and thought-provoking book.
'... this timely book will indeed provide a wealth of source material with which engineers and engineering students may wrestle to good effect.' Raymond Spier, Science and Engineering Ethics '... this is a well written, enjoyable and thought-provoking book which should be very valuable to engineers'. Paul Grad