Contemporary Ethical Issues in Engineering

Contemporary Ethical Issues in Engineering

Satya Sundar Sethy (Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: February, 2015|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 343
ISBN13: 9781466681309|ISBN10: 1466681306|EISBN13: 9781466681316|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8130-9


For most professions, a code of ethics exists to promote positive behavior among practitioners in order to enrich others within the field as well as the communities they serve. Similar to the medical, law, and business fields, the engineering discipline also instills a code of ethical conduct.

Contemporary Ethical Issues in Engineering highlights a modern approach to the topic of engineering ethics and the current moral dilemmas facing practitioners in the field. Focusing on key issues, theoretical foundations, and the best methods for promoting engineering ethics from the pre-practitioner to the managerial level, this timely publication is ideally designed for use by engineering students, active professionals, and academics, as well as researchers in all disciplines of engineering.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Common Morality
  • Decision-Making Process
  • Engineering Code of Conduct
  • Engineering Education
  • Humane Technologies
  • International Law
  • Professional Development

Reviews and Testimonials

Editor Satya Sundar Sethy presents students, academics, researchers, and professionals working in a wide variety of engineering and related contexts with a collection of academic essays and scholarly articles examining engineering ethics and contemporary ethical issues confronting engineering practitioners in the field. The editor has organized the seventeen contributions that make up the main body of the text in three sections devoted to practice and execution of ethical behaviors, ethics education, and the engineering philosophy of ethics. Satya Sundar Sethy is a faculty member of the Indian Institute of Technology.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Satya Sundar Sethy is Assistant Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Madras of India. Prior to joining this institution, he was working in the Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education (STRIDE) of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Maidangarhi, New Delhi, for about three-and-a-half years. His research interests include Analytical Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Higher Education, Professional Ethics (Engineering & Higher Education), Indian Philosophy and Logic (Nyaya & Aristotelean). He has published papers in various international and national journals. Besides this, he has credited 2 books and more than 10 chapters in edited books.