Ethical and Environmental Challenges to Engineering

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Prentice Hall, 2000 - Business & Economics - 269 pages
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This is the first casebook to focus specifically on engineering and environmental ethics. It features full-length, multi-faceted, real-life cases of design and managerial dilemmas in a variety of settings--together with background readings that illustrate how one can integrate ethical and environmental challenges into engineering decisions, especially ones early in the design process. It presents the dilemmas as descriptively as possible--without revealing what the authors think are "proper" or "good" solutions--and encourages readers to think deeply about real-life situations and to engage in "moral imagination." CHALLENGES TO ENGINEERING DESIGN. Bell Telephone Design; Dow Corning Breast Implant Design; Carter Racing. ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES FOR ENGINEERS. American Solar Network; Design Tex; Rohner Textil; Unilever; IKEA. ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. W. R. Grace and the Development of NEEM; Bhopal; SELF; Solar Energy in South Africa; Eskom; Ghana Electrification Project. For Engineers, those who manage engineers, and those who wish to know more about how technology can address global problems.

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Contents

Moral Reasoning Mental Models
6
Eskom and the South
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Who Invented the Telephone? 78
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Copyright

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Michael E. Gorman is Professor in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society at the University of Virginia. He is the author of "Simulating Science" and "Transforming Nature.

Patricia Werhane is Peter and Adele Ruffin Professor of Business Ethics at the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia and Senior Fellow at the Olsson Center for Applied Ethics. She is the editor of Business Ethics Quarterly, the leading journal in the field,
and the author of many books, including Ethical Issues in Business: A Philosophical Approach (now in its sixth edition) and Adam Smith and His Legacy For Modern Capitalism (Oxford, 1991).

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