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Engineering Ethics: Concepts and Cases
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  • Michael S. Pritchard, Western Michigan University
  • Charles E. Harris
  • Michael J. Rabins
Department
Philosophy
Document Type
Book
Description

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 200 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.

ISBN
978-0495502791
Publication Date
1-1-2009
Publisher
Wadsworth Cengage Learning
Keywords
  • Engineering ethics,
  • Case studies.
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Citation Information
Michael S. Pritchard, Charles E. Harris and Michael J. Rabins. Engineering Ethics: Concepts and Cases. Belmont, CA(2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michael-pritchard/1/