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Engineering, Ethics and the Environment

By: P Aarne Vesilind and Alastair S Gunn
336 pages, 505 graphs
Engineering, Ethics and the Environment
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  • Engineering, Ethics and the Environment ISBN: 9780521589185 Paperback May 1998 Usually dispatched within 6 days
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About this book

Makes the case that engineers have special professional obligations to protect and enhance the environment, and the authors - one, an engineer and the other, a philosopher - seek to provide an ethical basis for these obligations.

Contents

Preface; Part I: 1. The problem of environmental ethics in engineering; 2. Engineering as a people-serving profession; 3. The search for environmental ethics in professional codes of ethics; 4. The seach for environmental ethics by applying classical ethical theories; 5. The search for environmental ethics by extending the moral community; 6. The search for environmental ethics by appealing to spirituality; 7. Incorporating environmental ethics into engineering; Part II: 8. Supplemental readings.

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By: P Aarne Vesilind and Alastair S Gunn
336 pages, 505 graphs
Media reviews
'... this timely book will indeed provide a wealth of source material with which engineers and engineering students may wrestle to good effect.' Raymond Spier, Science and Engineering Ethics '... this is a well written, enjoyable and thought-provoking book which should be very valuable to engineers'. Paul Grad
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