ERIC Number: ED259914
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Ethics and Engineering. Working Papers Series Volume 2.
Cutcliffe, Stephen H., Ed.
This collection of essays is the second volume in a series of working papers from Lehigh University Technology Studies Resource Center. The papers focus on the ethical implications of engineering as a profession and the current problems associated with the public responsibility of engineers. Issues that relate to the ethical dimensions of conflicts of interest, competitive bidding, employer-employee relationships and private interests within corporate processes are discussed. Collectively the essays offer a set of perspectives on the development of a practical ethical approach to engineering and current technologic society. Papers in this volume include: (1) "Ethics in Engineering: A Pressing Need" by Stephen Unger; (2) "Principles of Responsibility for Professional Practice" by Charles Reynolds; (3) "The Irrelevance of Ethical Theory: The Virtue of Casuistry" by Karl Pavlovic; (4) "Engineering and Ethics: Some Comments" by Joseph Volpi; and (5) "The Nature of Engineering Ethics: Preliminary Considerations" by Heinz Luegenbiehl. (ML)
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Technology, Engineers, Ethics, Higher Education, Philosophy, Social Responsibility, Technological Literacy, Technology
TSRC, Lehigh Univ., 327 Maginnes Hall #9, Bethlehem, PA 18015 ($6.00 each, prepaid).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, PA. Technology Studies Resource Center.