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Engineering Ethics in Technological Design

Engineering Ethics in Technological Design
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Author(s): Giridhar Akula (Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India)
Copyright: 2015
Pages: 16
Source title: Contemporary Ethical Issues in Engineering
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Satya Sundar Sethy (Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8130-9.ch003

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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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