Engineering Ethics in Technological Design

Engineering Ethics in Technological Design

Giridhar Akula (Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9624-2.ch024
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Abstract

Engineering's main goal is to do and invent. Today's engineering, as the motive force of technology, has reached pressing new ethical issues. The objective of this chapter is to explain the role of engineering ethics in technological design. This chapter concentrates on ethical issues that have a direct influence on the design of a product and the way it is used. In general, it focuses on ethical issues concerning safety and sustainability.
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Some of the ethical issues are also legal issues, for example safety issues.

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