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ERIC Number: EJ883952
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0270-4676
Responsibility in Engineering: Toward a New Role for Engineering Ethicists
Doorn, Neelke; Fahlquist, Jessica Nihlen
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, v30 n3 p222-230 2010
Traditionally, the management of technology has focused on the stages before or after development of technology. In this approach the technology itself is conceived as the result of a deterministic enterprise; a result that is to be either rejected or embraced. However, recent insights from Science and Technology Studies (STS) have shown that there is ample room to modulate technology during development. This requires technology managers and engineering ethicists to become more involved in the technological research rather than assessing it from an outsider perspective. Instead of focusing on the question whether or not to authorize, approve, or adopt a certain technology or on the question of who is to blame for potential mistakes, the guiding question in this new approach is how research is to be carried out. (Contains 1 table and 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
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