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Engineering Ethics: Concepts and Cases (Fourth Edition)

Charles E. Harris,Michael J. Rabins,Michael S. Pritchard

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ISBN 10: 8131517292 / ISBN 13: 9788131517291
Published by Wadsworth/Cengage Learning India, 2012
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Extend your analytical skills to moral deliberation with this best-selling engineering ethics text. ENGINEERING ETHICS: CONCEPTS AND CASES, 4E bridges the gap between theory and practice with more than 200 current case studies available in the text and on the companion website, including current and controversial topics, such as Hurricane Katrina and global warming. This edition introduces you to a proven, structured methodology for analyzing cases, as well as examples of cases that already have been analyzed, to ensure you can practice ethical engineering yourself. The text also discusses Engineering Codes of Ethics. You`ll learn the importance of critical moral reasoning as the book demonstrates how many apparent moral disagreements are actually disagreements about the facts or the definitions of crucial terms. Significant topics, such as the ethical theory and the consequences of whistle-blowing, are now covered in greater depth. A handy, alphabetized list of cases allows you to quickly find specific cases, while a convenient bibliography provides sources for completing papers or additional reading. Tables of Contents:- Why Professional Ethics? 2. Responsibility in Engineering. 3. Framing the Problem. 4. Resolving Problems. 5. The Social and Value Dimensions of Technology. 6. Trust and Reliability. 7. Safety, Risk and Liability in Engineering. 8. Engineers in Organizations. 9. Engineers and the Environment. 10. International Engineering Professionalism. Cases. Codes. Bibliography. Printed Pages: 318. Bookseller Inventory # 72193

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Title: Engineering Ethics: Concepts and Cases (...

Publisher: Wadsworth/Cengage Learning India

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:New

Edition: 4th edition.

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Key features for those who want to emphasize more theory within their course, suggested readings make it simple to assign readings that correspond closely with specific chapters in this edition. Study questions accompanying this edition's case studies help students focus on the ethical theories from the chapter as well as the practical effects of certain behaviors. Your students are able to analyze some of the most recent events and current policies as case studies highlight the latest engineering achievements and disasters, such as hurricane katrina. All of the cases removed from previous editions are now available on the text's companion website for your convenience and continued use. Extensive cases and examples throughout this edition show students, first-hand, the importance of their actions as professionals and how their actions could affect the health, safety, and welfare of the public. Students fully understand what is involved in practicing engineering ethics, as this edition teaches a proven methodology for analyzing cases using ethical problem-solving techniques. Examples of cases that already have been analyzed clearly demonstrate the methodology used and show your students the outcomes achieved. Engineering codes of ethics are clearly explained and applied to various cases. About the book: engineering ethics: concepts & cases extend your analytical skills to moral deliberation with this best-selling engineering ethics text. Engineering ethics: concepts and cases, 4e bridges the gap between theory and practice with more than 200 current case studies available in the text and on the companion website, including current and controversial topics, such as hurricane katrina and global warming.

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