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Thinking Like an Engineer

  • Livre Relié
  • 256 Nombre de pages
Offers both an exploration of engineering ethics and a philosophical analysis of engineering as a profession. After putting engine... Lire la suite
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Offers both an exploration of engineering ethics and a philosophical analysis of engineering as a profession. After putting engineering in historical perspective, the book turns to the Challenger disaster to consider the complex relationship between engineering ideals and practice.

For those interested in the problematical ethics of engineers and engineering managers, this is a book worthy of contemplation.

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Michael Davis, a leading figure in the study of professional ethics, offers here both a compelling exploration of engineering ethics and a philosophical analysis of engineering as a profession. After putting engineering in historical perspective, Davis turns to the Challenger space shuttle disaster to consider the complex relationship between engineering ideals and contemporary engineering practice. Here, Davis examines how social organization and technical requirements define how engineers should (and presumably do) think. Later chapters test his analysis of engineering judgement and autonomy empirically, engaging a range of social science research including a study of how engineers and managers work together in ten different companies.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Thinking Like an Engineer
Sous-titre: Studies in the Ethics of a Profession
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Code EAN: 9780195120516
ISBN: 978-0-19-512051-6
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Oxford University Press
Genre: Philosophie
nombre de pages: 256
Poids: 558g
Taille: H243mm x B164mm x T22mm
Année: 1998