The DC-10 Case: A Study in Applied Ethics, Technology, and Society

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John H. Fielder, Douglas Birsch
SUNY Press, Jan 1, 1992 - Social Science - 346 pages
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Designed as a textbook for courses in ethics, presents the ethical complexity of actual events through a collection of original and published articles, excerpts from official accident reports, congressional hearings, and other writings on the DC-10 and the accidents in which more than 700 people were killed. An introduction to ethical analysis and discussions of the ethical responsibilities involved are also provided. Paper edition (unseen), $12.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
  

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Contents

Ethical Analysis of Case Studies
13
Regulatory and Institutional Framework
29
High Risks Sinking Fortunes
55
Floors Doors Latches and Locks
69
The 1970 Ground Testing Incident
83
National Transportation Safety Board Report
93
The Applegate Memorandum
101
The Failure of the FAA
109
Statement of John C Brizendine President Douglas
199
National Transportation Safety Board Report
207
A Special Report
227
Two Models of Professional Responsibility
237
National Transportation Safety Board Report
247
The 1989 Sioux City Crash
265
Statement of Ralph Nader
277
Management Improvement Needed
289

Compliance with Service Bulletin SB 5237
123
Conclusions of the U S Senate Oversight Hearings
127
PARIS CRASH
135
Professional Ethics and the
143
Whistleblowing Ethical Obligation and the DC10
161
What is Hamlet to McDonnel Douglas or
177
Commentary
193
The FAA the Carriers and Safety
299
International Airline Passengers Association
307
Moral Responsibility for Engineers
315
Commentary
327
Select Bibliography
337
Index
343
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John H. Fielder and Douglas Birsch are both Associate Professors of Philosophy at Villanova University.

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