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The Resource Engineering and society : working towards social justice, Part II, Engineering, decisions in the 21st century, George Catalano, (electronic resource)

Engineering and society : working towards social justice, Part II, Engineering, decisions in the 21st century, George Catalano, (electronic resource)

Label
Engineering and society : working towards social justice, Part II, Engineering, decisions in the 21st century
Title
Engineering and society
Title remainder
working towards social justice
Title number
Part II
Title part
Engineering, decisions in the 21st century
Statement of responsibility
George Catalano
Title variation
Engineering, decisions in the 21st century
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Part II: Engineering: Decisions in the 21st Century Engineers work in an increasingly complex entanglement of ideas, people, cultures, technology, systems and environments. Today, decisions made by engineers often have serious implications for not only their clients but for society as a whole and the natural world. Such decisions may potentially influence cultures, ways of living, as well as alter ecosystems which are in delicate balance. In order to make appropriate decisions and to co-create ideas and innovations within and among the complex networks of communities which currently exist and are be shaped by our decisions, we need to regain our place as professionals, to realise the significance of our work and to take responsibility in a much deeper sense. Engineers must develop the 'ability to respond' to emerging needs of all people, across all cultures.To do this requires insights and knowledge which are at present largely within the domain of the social and political sciences but which needs to be shared with our students in ways which are meaningful and relevant to engineering.This book attempts to do just that. In Part 1 Baillie introduces ideas associated with the ways in which engineers relate to the communities in which they work
  • Drawing on scholarship from science and technology studies, globalisation and development studies, as well as work in science communication and dialogue, this introductory text sets the scene for an engineering community which engages with the public. In Part 2 Catalano frames the thinking processes necessary to create ethical and just decisions in engineering, to understand the implications of our current decision making processes and think about ways in which we might adapt these to become more socially just in the future. In Part 3 Baillie and Catalano have provided case studies of everyday issues such as water, garbage and alarm clocks, to help us consider how we might see through the lenses of our new knowledge from Parts 1 and 2 and apply this to our every day existence as engineers
Member of
Cataloging source
UMC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Catalano, George D.
Dewey number
620.0023
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TA157
LC item number
.C35 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Synthesis lectures on engineers, technology, and society,
Series volume
#9
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Engineering ethics
  • Engineering
Label
Engineering and society : working towards social justice, Part II, Engineering, decisions in the 21st century, George Catalano, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from PDF t.p. (Morgan & Claypool, viewed Sept. 18, 2009)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 99 -103)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Making decisions in the 21st century -- Introduction -- Introductory note -- Using ethics cases -- Engineering profession -- 2. Ethics -- Introduction -- Engineering and codes of ethics -- Ethics and the ethical sequence -- 3. Landmines and the war in Iraq -- Impact of the war in Iraq -- Landmines -- Conclusions and reflections -- 4. Hurricane Katrina and the flooding of New Orleans -- The Great Flood of 1927 -- Hurricane Katrina -- 5. Disappearing bumble bees -- Developing crisis -- Colony collapse disorder model -- 6. Engineering and traditional approaches -- Traditional approaches to engineering ethics -- Utilitarianism -- Respect for persons -- Virtue ethics -- Review of existing ethical codes -- 7. Engineering and freedom -- Individualism and freedom -- Ethics of freedom: substantial freedom -- Ethics of freedom: capabilities -- 8. Engineering and chaos -- Definition -- Nature and chaos -- Newtonian and chaos-based ethic -- 9. Engineering and a morally deep world -- Self-organizing systems -- A morally deep world -- Engineering in a morally deep world -- Applying the morally deep world view -- 10. Engineering and globalism -- Globalism and globalization -- Emergence of a global ethic
Control code
437007548
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 103 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781598296655
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.2200/S00137ED1V01Y200905ETS009
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)437007548
Label
Engineering and society : working towards social justice, Part II, Engineering, decisions in the 21st century, George Catalano, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from PDF t.p. (Morgan & Claypool, viewed Sept. 18, 2009)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 99 -103)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Making decisions in the 21st century -- Introduction -- Introductory note -- Using ethics cases -- Engineering profession -- 2. Ethics -- Introduction -- Engineering and codes of ethics -- Ethics and the ethical sequence -- 3. Landmines and the war in Iraq -- Impact of the war in Iraq -- Landmines -- Conclusions and reflections -- 4. Hurricane Katrina and the flooding of New Orleans -- The Great Flood of 1927 -- Hurricane Katrina -- 5. Disappearing bumble bees -- Developing crisis -- Colony collapse disorder model -- 6. Engineering and traditional approaches -- Traditional approaches to engineering ethics -- Utilitarianism -- Respect for persons -- Virtue ethics -- Review of existing ethical codes -- 7. Engineering and freedom -- Individualism and freedom -- Ethics of freedom: substantial freedom -- Ethics of freedom: capabilities -- 8. Engineering and chaos -- Definition -- Nature and chaos -- Newtonian and chaos-based ethic -- 9. Engineering and a morally deep world -- Self-organizing systems -- A morally deep world -- Engineering in a morally deep world -- Applying the morally deep world view -- 10. Engineering and globalism -- Globalism and globalization -- Emergence of a global ethic
Control code
437007548
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 103 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781598296655
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.2200/S00137ED1V01Y200905ETS009
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)437007548

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