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Technology and Society Magazine, IEEE

Issue 3 • Date Fall 2001

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  • Curbing overconsumption: challenge for ethically responsible engineering

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 23 - 30
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    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 c... View full abstract»

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  • Three kinds of ethics for three kinds of engineering

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 31 - 38
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    The phenomenon of the engineering enterprise stands within a web of contextual relationships, and the elements of (1) the engineer, (2) engineering and (3) the engineered stand out as fundamental to the engineering enterprise. Each element is contextual in the sense of being integrated into a more or less coherent realm of discourse consisting of thoughts, actions, words, things, roles and goals. ... View full abstract»

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  • Heroes or Sibyls? Gender and engineering ethics

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 39 - 46
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    Interest in gender as an analytical category in the study of engineering has grown rapidly through continuing concerns about the low numbers of women in the profession. What would a gender-informed engineering ethics look like? In exploring this question, my aim is to think about how these concerns translate into engineering ethics and thereby to demonstrate that certain constructs may not serve m... View full abstract»

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  • Three myths about codes of engineering ethics

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 8 - 14
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    A myth is a story or belief that is truer to fear or wish than to fact. My subject is three myths which are common in engineering ethics: (a) that the earliest codes of engineering ethics put loyalty to one's client or employer ahead of the public interest; (b) that engineering codes of ethics should be mere (moral) guidelines rather than (legalistic) rules; and (c) that codes of engineering ethic... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering ethics: continuing and emerging issues. I. - analytical frameworks

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 6 - 7
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  • Ethical considerations in engineering design processes

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 15 - 22
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    Engineering ethics involves a broad range of (ethical) issues. In this article, we focus on the specific area of engineering ethics pertaining to engineering design. We believe that engineering design constitutes an interesting starting point for ethical issues in engineering, both for educational and research purposes. So far, there has not been much systematic research on ethical aspects in engi... View full abstract»

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The following topics describe the scope of IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (IEEE SSIT) and of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine : Health and safety implications of technology, Engineering ethics and professional responsibility, Engineering education in social implications of technology, History of electrotechnology, Technical expertise and public policy, Social issues related to energy, Social issues related to information technology, Social issues related to telecommunications, Systems analysis in public policy decisions, Economic issues related to technology, Peace technology, and Environmental implications of technology. Beyond these specific topics, IEEE Technology and Society Magazine  is concerned with the broad area of the social implications of technology, especially electrotechnology.

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