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Curbing overconsumption: challenge for ethically responsible engineering

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Woodhouse, E.J. ; Dept. of Sci. & Technol. Studies, Rensselaer Polytech. Inst., Troy, NY, USA

One of the toughest and most important challenges facing technological civilization is excessive consumption in affluent societies. Scholars in the fields of design, industrial ecology and environmental ethics have begun dealing with aspects of over-consumption. With selected exceptions, however, engineering ethicists have not yet paid close attention to the matter. In this article, I attempt to catalyse such inquiry

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Technology and Society Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:20 ,  Issue: 3 )

Date of Publication:

Fall 2001

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