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Investigating ethical issues in engineering design

  • Ibo van de Poel
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Abstract

This paper aims at contributing to a research agenda in engineering ethics by exploring the ethical aspects of engineering design processes. A number of ethically relevant topics with respect to design processes are identified. These topics could be a subject for further research in the field of engineering ethics. In addition, it is argued that the way design processes are now organised and should be organised from a normative point of view is an important topic for research.

Keywords

research agenda for engineering ethics ethics in engineering design intertwinement of ethical and technical issues in engineering responsibility of engineers responsibility and division of labour 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Technology, Policy and ManagementDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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