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A Systems View of Time-dependent Ethical Decisions
Engineering Education and Practice: Embracing a Catholic Vision
  • Hamid A. Rafizadeh, Bluffton University
  • Brad Kallenberg, University of Dayton
Document Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1-1-2012
Abstract
Every ethical situation has a "system" characteristic with a group of human and nonhuman elements linked in a variety of interactions and interdependencies. The system allows the elements to act in part or as a whole towards achieving a spectrum of goals, objectives, or ends. The systems view asserts that any local and bipolar understanding of an ethical situation would be deficient as it would neglect certain interactions and interdependencies as well as overlook differing orientations of agents towards different goals and objectives. The purpose of this paper is to highlight the need for a systems-based view of ethics.
Inclusive pages
104-117
ISBN/ISSN
978-0-268-03110-7
Document Version
Published Version
Comments

Chapter 2 is included in the repository for download with the permission of the publisher. The full citation:

Engineering Education and Practice: Embracing a Catholic Vision. James L. Heft, S.M., and Kevin Hallinan, eds. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press (2012).

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher
University of Notre Dame Press
Place of Publication
Notre Dame, IN
Citation Information
Hamid A. Rafizadeh and Brad Kallenberg. "A Systems View of Time-dependent Ethical Decisions" Engineering Education and Practice: Embracing a Catholic Vision (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/brad_kallenberg/27/