Proposes new approaches to our scientific and engineering proceses, our social contacts and our environmental responsibilities.
Science and Technology Ethics re-examines the ethics by which we live and asks the question: do we have in place the ethical guidelines through which we can incorporate these developments with the minimum of disruption and disaffection? It assesses the ethical systems in place and proposes new approaches to our scientific and engineering processes and products, our social contacts, biology and informatics, the military industry and our environmental responsibilities. The volume is multidisciplinary and reflects the aim of the book to promote a state of the art assessment of these issues. Science and Technology Ethics is a much-needed discussion of the scientific developments that have major effects on the way we live. It will be of interest to all students of science and technology and all professionals involved with administrating laws in these fields.
Contributors List 1. Overview: Science and Engineering Ethics Raymond E. Spier, University of Surrey 2. The Processes of Science Stephanie J. Bird, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 3. Ethics and the Products of Science Rufus Black, Ormond College, Melbourne, Australia 4. Engineering Ethics Vivian Weil, Illinois Institute of Technology 5. Ethics in Conflict Brad Hooker, University of Reading 6. A Social Contract Andrew Reeve, University of Warwick 7. Biology, Engineering and Ethics Raymond E. Spier, University of Surrey 8. Computers and Society Simon Rogerson, De Montfort University, UK 9. Ethical Issues engendered by Engineering with Atomic Nuclei Raymond E. Spier, Surrey University 10. Science and the Military Michael Atiyah, formerly of Oxford and Princeton Universities 11. Engineering, Ethics and the Environment Susan Hodgson & Slobodan Pendan