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Engineering, Ethics, and the Environment - P. Aarne Vesilind

Engineering, Ethics, and the Environment

Hardcover Published: 25th February 2013
ISBN: 9780521581127
Number Of Pages: 334

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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.

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'... 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

The problem of environmental ethics in engineering
Engineering as a people-serving profession
The search for environmental ethics in professional codes of ethics
The seach for environmental ethics by applying classical ethical theories
The search for environmental ethics by extending the moral community
The search for environmental ethics by appealing to spirituality
Incorporating environmental ethics into engineering
Supplemental readings
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ISBN: 9780521581127
ISBN-10: 0521581125
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 334
Published: 25th February 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.62