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Author Titus, Craig ♦ Zoltowski, Carla ♦ Oakes, William
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2011
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Education ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword assessment ♦ engineering ethics ♦ professional responsibility ♦ professional ethics
Abstract This special session addresses a challenge posed by engineering ethics: What does it mean? Review of the literature shows many competing definitions, each with their own understandings of the term ethics and the role it plays in engineering. Our aim is to review the different uses of the term "engineering ethics," along with several other common terms, such as "professional ethics" and "professional responsibility," and consider what might constitute clearer and more meaningful ways of understanding engineering ethics. As an interdisciplinary field, engineering ethics must represent both of its major parts: engineering and ethics. Examples of engineering ethics in the literature do not always make clear what aspects of ethics — a very large and complex field of philosophy — is being employed in an engineering context. Group activity and discussion will instigate a debate on how we should understand these terms and how we can be better about clarifying the key features of engineering ethics and its role in engineering education.
Description Author affiliation: Engineering Education and Director of the EPICS Program, Purdue University (Oakes, William) || Academic Administrator EPICS Program, Purdue University (Zoltowski, Carla) || Graduate Student, Philosophy and Literature and EPICS, Purdue University (Titus, Craig)
ISBN 9781612844688
ISSN 01905848
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Publisher Date 2011-10-12
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
e-ISBN 9781612844695
Size (in Bytes) 273.22 kB


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library