Lecture 07 - Ethics and Engineering • collective social responsibility of the profession • broad societal context • examples – sustainable

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Unformatted text preview: Ethics and Engineering • collective social responsibility of the profession • broad, societal context • examples: – sustainable development – product liability Macroethics [24], [25] • ethical decision making by individuals • focus on issues internal to engineering • following codes of ethics/conduct • examples: – designing safe devices – not accepting bribes – not participating in kickback schemes Microethics [24], [25] [24] Codes of Ethics (Microethics) • express rights, duties, obligations by members of profession • also used by corporations, universities, etc. • ethical framework • address moral issues What is a Code of Ethics? [26], [27] Early Codes from: http://personalpages.tds.net/~theseeker/UR_files/image008.jpg The Code of Ur-Nammu (2050 BCE) The Code of Hammurabi (1760 BCE) from: www.lawbuzz.com/ourlaws/hammurabi/home.htm, users.idworld.net/rrichard/hammur.jpg Honour • a promise • Romans defined ‘ profession ’ as occupation declared to tax collector under oath...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course ENGINEERIN Eng 4A03 taught by Professor Prescott during the Winter '08 term at McMaster University.

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Lecture 07 - Ethics and Engineering • collective social responsibility of the profession • broad societal context • examples – sustainable

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