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Engineering Ethics: Peace, Justice, and the Earth
George D. Catalano
Synthesis Lectures on Engineers, Technology, and Society, 2006, Vol. 1, No. 1 , Pages 1-80
(https://doi.org/10.2200/S00039ED1V01Y200606ETS001)
George D. Catalano​‌
State University of New York at Binghamton

Abstract

NOTE ⁃ A New Edition of This Title is Available: Engineering Ethics: Peace, Justice, and the Earth, Second Edition

A response of the engineering profession to the challenges of security, poverty and under-development, and environmental sustainability is described. Ethical codes, which govern the behavior of engineers, are examined from a historical perspective linking the prevailing codes to models of the natural world.Anewethical code based on a recently introduced model of Nature as an integral community is provided and discussed. Applications of the new code are described using a case study approach. With the ethical code based on an integral community in place, a new design algorithm is developed and also explored using case studies. Implications of the proposed changes in ethics and design on engineering education are considered.

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