Engineering Ethics : Challenges and Opportunities Hardback
Engineering Ethics: Challenges and Opportunities aims to set a new agenda for the engineering profession by developing a key challenge: can the great technical innovation of engineering be matched by a corresponding innovation in the acceptance and expression of ethical responsibility?
Central features of this stimulating text include:* An analysis of engineering as a technical and ethical practice providing great opportunities for promoting the wellbeing and agency of individuals and communities. * Elucidation of the ethical opportunities of engineering in three key areas:- Engineering for Peace, emphasising practical amelioration of the root causes of conflict rather than military solutions. - Engineering for Health, focusing on close collaboration with healthcare professionals for both the promotion and restoration of health. - Engineering for Development, providing effective solutions for the reduction of extreme poverty. * Innovative strategies for implementing these ethical opportunities are described:- Emphasis on the personal responsibility of every engineer and on the benefits of supporting social structures. - Use of language and concepts that are appealing to business managers and political decision makers. * Future prospects for increasing the acceptance and expression of ethical responsibility by engineers are envisaged. * Engineering Ethics: Challenges and Opportunities provides engineers, decision makers and the wider public with new understanding of the potential of engineering for the promotion of human flourishing.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 146 pages, IX, 146 p.
- Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
- Publication Date: 15/03/2014
- Category: Ethics & moral philosophy
- ISBN: 9783319040950
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