Environmental ethics for engineers

Hersh, M. A. (2000) Environmental ethics for engineers. Engineering Science and Education Journal, 9(1), pp. 13-19. (doi: 10.1049/esej:20000105)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/esej:20000105


In the past engineers have generally sought and implemented technical solutions to problems posed by other people and not considered ethical issues related to the environmental and social impacts of solving these problems. Engineering ethics has largely been concerned with professionalism and responsibility for technical competence rather than wider social and environmental issues. This article considers the role and relevance of environmental ethics for engineers, criteria that a code or other system of environmental ethics should meet and how best the engineering profession can be encouraged to adopt environmental ethics

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hersh, Dr Marion
Authors: Hersh, M. A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Biomedical Engineering
Journal Name:Engineering Science and Education Journal

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