, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp 1395-1404
Date: 05 Jul 2012

Engineering Ethics: Looking Back, Looking Forward

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Abstract

The eight pieces constituting this Meeting Report are summaries of presentations made during a panel session at the 2011 Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) annual meeting held between March 3rd and 6th in Cincinnati. Lisa Newton organized the session and served as chair. The panel of eight consisted both of pioneers in the field and more recent arrivals. It covered a range of topics from how the field has developed to where it should be going, from identification of issues needing further study to problems of training the next generation of engineers and engineering-ethics scholars.

Michael Davis is this commentary’s coordinating and corresponding author.