Hold Paramount: The Engineer’s Responsibility to Society

Hold Paramount: The Engineer’s Responsibility to Society

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This essential text provides students with practical insight into the engineering code of ethics and how a practicing engineer is obligated to act in a responsible manner. To illustrate the complexities involved with acting in an ethical fashion, the authors have created characters that encounter a number of situations that test the engineering code of ethics. The dialogue between these characters highlights different perspectives of realistic situations that students will face as practicing engineers. As they proceed through the book, students see how the code can help in decision making, as well as the implications of various decisions. The philosophical theory that supports the ethical positions encountered is presented as boxed material following each section. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.But they chose not to recall the Pintos in order to fix the problem, calculating that it would cost less money for Ford to ... the Firestone Tire Company produced tires that seemed to have a high rate of blowouts, especially in Ford Explorers.

Title:Hold Paramount: The Engineer’s Responsibility to Society
Author:P. Vesilind, Alastair Gunn
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2010-06-01


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