Global Engineering Ethics by Heinz LuegenbiehlGlobal Engineering Ethics by Heinz Luegenbiehl

Global Engineering Ethics

byHeinz Luegenbiehl, Rockwell Clancy

Paperback | July 21, 2017

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Global Engineering Ethicsintroduces the fundamentals of ethics in a context specific to engineering without privileging any one national or cultural conception of ethics. Numerous case studies from around the world help the reader to see clearly the relevance of design, safety, and professionalism to engineers.

Engineering increasingly takes place in global contexts, with industrial and research teams operating across national and cultural borders. This adds a layer of complexity to already challenging ethical issues. This book is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand or communicate the ethics of engineering, including students, academics, and researchers, and is indispensable for those involved in international and cross-cultural environments.



  • Takes a global-values approach to engineering ethics rather than prioritizing any one national or regional culture
  • Uses engineering case studies to explain ethical issues and principles in relatable, practical contexts
  • Approaches engineering from a business perspective, emphasizing the extent to which engineering occurs in terms of profit-driven markets, addressing potential conflicts that arise as a result
  • Provides extensive guidance on how to carry out ethical analysis by using case studies, to practice addressing and thinking through issues before confronting them in the world

About The Author

Heinz C. Luegenbiehl is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Technology Studies at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Indiana, where he taught for thirty-four years. During that time he also taught at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Nanzan University and Kanazawa Institute of Technology, both in Japan, and National Yunlin Un...

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Title:Global Engineering EthicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:222 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:July 21, 2017Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128112182

ISBN - 13:9780128112182

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Engineering Ethics from a Global Perspective 2. Working with Cases: The Importance of Concrete Learning 3. Engineering Professionalism and Professional Organizations

4. Basic Ethical Principles for Global Engineering 5. The Prime Responsibility of Safety 6. The Global Business Environment: What Engineers Should Know 7. Cross-Cultural Issues: Their Importance to Global Engineering Ethics 8. Autonomy 9. Conflicting Duties and Dissent 10. Issues of Broader Concern for Engineers 11. The Rights of Engineers

Appendix I. Global Engineering Ethics Principles Reviewed Appendix II. Steps in the Case-Study Procedure

Appendix III Guided Analysis: The Case of Curious George