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Engineering Ethics


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Introduction.- A Philosophical Analysis of the Nature of Engineering.- Engineering for Peace.- Engineering for Health.- Engineering for Development.- Personal Responsibility and Supporting Social Structures.- Convincing Others – Engineering for Human Rights and Engineering Power.- Future Perspectives.  

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Professor W. Richard Bowen, FREng is a Fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering. He holds chairs in engineering at University of Wales Swansea and the University of Surrey and has carried out consultancy on an international basis through i-Newton Wales. His contributions to the development of membrane separation processes and atomic force microscopy are widely regarded as world leading. Professor Bowen is a member of the Academy’s Engineering Ethics Working Group, the UK Academies' Human Rights Committee and the Advisory Board of the Centre for Emerging Technologies and Bioethics at St Mary’s University College London. He has also lectured on engineering ethics at universities and international conferences in the UK, mainland Europe, the Middle East and China. His book Engineering Ethics: Outline of an Aspirational Approach (London: Springer-Verlag, 2009) received many positive reviews.


From the book reviews:“Engineering ethics is a breath of fresh air for those of us who have argued for many years that the engineering profession needs to dramatically widen its sense of ethical responsibility to include issues of war and peace, as well as social justice. The book makes an important contribution to the changing notion of ethical principles in engineering and engineering education. … makes significant and tremendously important strides in challenging the engineering profession to broaden its sense of ethical responsibilities.” (George D. Catalano, International Journal of Engineering, Social Justice, and Peace, Vol. 3 (1-2), 2014)

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