ERIC Number: ED045337
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
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Are Engineering and Science Relevant to Moral Issues in a Technological Society? Proceedings of the Annual Joint Meeting of the Engineering Manpower Commission of Engineers Joint Council and the Scientific Manpower Commission (New York, N.Y., May 22, 1969).
Engineers Joint Council, New York, NY. Engineering Manpower Commission.
Included are four papers presented at a 1969 meeting of the Engineering Manpower Commission concerning moral issues important to engineers and technologists. Helfgott discusses the social effects the development of a technological society has had, and advocates using engineering, natural science and social science knowledge and techniques to devise moral, non-coercive social management systems. Newcombe presents an engineering student's viewpoint of the moral obligations of engineers in modern society and, after considering the apparent amorality of many industrial engineering decisions, suggests that a rigid adherence to the existing National Society of Professional Engineers Code of Ethics will ensure moral actions by industry. Malone reviews the development of technological societies, and identifies a current lack of knowledge in the social sciences that prevents man from predicting the consequences of many technological actions. He identifies moral and ethical questions that need answering. Waller discusses the contribution engineers can make to solving many problems of urban society. All authors indicate the relevance of ecological principles to engineering decisions. (AL)
Descriptors: Engineering, Environment, Ethics, Industrialization, Moral Issues, Social Responsibility
Engineers Joint Council, 345 East 47th St., New York, N.Y. 10017 ($1.00)
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Authoring Institution: Engineers Joint Council, New York, NY. Engineering Manpower Commission.