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Ethics, Tools and the Engineer



ISBN 9780429246883
Published February 26, 2001 by CRC Press
320 Pages

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Book Description

Modern society faces two problems: the development of acceptable methods for the introduction of new and powerful tools and the need for a trustworthy, universally applicable ethical system. Part of the problem may be attributed to the lack of a reliable system of ethics that can be brought to bear on the issues of new biotechnology, information te

Table of Contents

Prologue. Beginnings. What Is/Are Ethics? Engineers as Tool Makers and Users. Managing Slippery Slope Arguments. Control of Tool Use. Looking Before Leaping. Tools in Prospect. Dealing With Intent Successfully. Index

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