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A Hitman’s Approach to Ethics: Temptations and Challenges and Book Overview

  • Marion Hersh
  • Alan Cottey
  • David Elliott
  • Wiebina Heesterman
  • Anita Kealy
  • Jozef Bohdan Lewoc
  • William D. Tucker
  • Dave Webb

Abstract

Editing a contributed book is often not an easy process, and chapters are often delayed. One of the authors sent me a couple of emails with the subject heading ‘almost hitman time’ and told me that if he did not make the promised deadline, I had his permission to hire an assassin. I replied that unfortunately institutional budget cuts meant that there were no longer funds available for hiring assassins and that this might also be counter to institutional ethics policies.

Keywords

Ethical Engineer Professional Ethic Ethical Engineering International Stability Military Expenditure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marion Hersh
    • 1
  • Alan Cottey
    • 2
  • David Elliott
    • 3
  • Wiebina Heesterman
    • 4
  • Anita Kealy
    • 5
  • Jozef Bohdan Lewoc
    • 6
  • William D. Tucker
    • 7
  • Dave Webb
    • 8
  1. 1.School of Engineering, Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowScotland
  2. 2.School of ChemistryUniversity of East AngliaNorwichEngland
  3. 3.Faculty of Maths, Computing and TechnologyOpen UniversityMilton KeynesEngland
  4. 4.School of LawUniversity of WarwickCoventryEngland
  5. 5.Centre for Information Systems and TechnocultureWaterford Institute of TechnologyWaterfordRepublic of Ireland
  6. 6.BPBIT Leader LLCNewarkUSA
  7. 7.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of the Western CapeCape TownSouth Africa
  8. 8.Peace and Conflict StudiesLeeds Beckett UniversityLeedsEngland

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