David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Science and Engineering Ethics 3 (4):481-489 (1997)
This paper explores the nature of virtue theory as applied to engineering practice. It links virtue to specific areas of practice such as the selection of ends, devotion to service, the formation of justified belief, the conduct of dialogue, the taking of actions, and exercises of the will. These areas are related to a culture of virtue in which an engineering society creates the conditions enabling acts of virtue and celebrates individuals and their acts which exemplify identified virtues. The result is a basis for engineering ethics which draws attention to the impetus for an ethically sound life.
|Keywords||engineering ethics virtue theory|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Roger Crisp & Michael A. Slote (eds.) (1997). Virtue Ethics. Oxford University Press.
Ronald Sandler (2006). A Theory of Environmental Virtue. Environmental Ethics 28 (3):247-264.
Peter Lloyd & Jerry Busby (2003). “Things That Went Well — No Serious Injuries or Deaths”: Ethical Reasoning in a Normal Engineering Design Process. Science and Engineering Ethics 9 (4):503-516.
Lawrence M. Hinman, Alcalá Park & San Diego, Virtue Ethics From a Global Perspective: A Pluralistic Framework for Understanding Moral Virtues.
Heather Battaly (2010). Introduction: Virtue and Vice. Metaphilosophy 41 (1):1-21.
Mark Coeckelbergh (2010). Engineering Good: How Engineering Metaphors Help Us to Understand the Moral Life and Change Society. Science and Engineering Ethics 16 (2):371-385.
Charles E. Harris (2008). The Good Engineer: Giving Virtue its Due in Engineering Ethics. Science and Engineering Ethics 14 (2):153-164.
Preston Stovall (2011). Professional Virtue and Professional Self-Awareness: A Case Study in Engineering Ethics. Science and Engineering Ethics 17 (1):109-132.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads7 ( #185,233 of 1,100,974 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #290,065 of 1,100,974 )
How can I increase my downloads?