Engineering as a Global Profession: Technical and Ethical Standards (Hardcover)

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While this book begins with the analysis of engineering as a profession, it concentrates on a question that the last two decades seem to have made critical: Is engineering one global profession (like medicine) or many national or regional professions (like law)? While science and technology studies (STS) have increasingly taken an "empirical turn", much of STS research is unclear enough about the professional responsibility of engineers that STS still tends to avoid the subject, leaving engineering ethics without the empirical research needed to teach it as a global profession. The philosophy of technology has tended to do the same. This book's intervention is to improve the way STS, as well as the philosophy of technology, approaches the study of engineering. This is work in the philosophy of engineering and the attempt to understand engineering as a reasonable undertaking.

About the Author

Michael Davis is senior fellow at the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions and professor emeritus of philosophy, Illinois Institute of Technology. Among his publications are Conflict of Interest in the Professions; Profession, Code, and Ethics; Engineering Ethics; and Ethics and the Legal Profession.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781538155042
ISBN-10: 1538155044
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: September 21st, 2021
Pages: 324
Language: English