Responsible engineering: The importance of character and imagination
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- Pritchard, M.S. SCI ENG ETHICS (2001) 7: 391. doi:10.1007/s11948-001-0061-3
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Engineering Ethics literature tends to emphasize wrongdoing, its avoidance, or its prevention. It also tends to focus on identifiable events, especially those that involve unfortunate, sometimes disastrous consequences. This paper shifts attention to the positive in engineering practice; and, as a result, the need for addressing questions of character and imagination becomes apparent.