Instructor's Manual for "Fundamentals of Ethics for Scientists and Engineers"

Instructor's Manual for "Fundamentals of Ethics for Scientists and Engineers"

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This manual is designed for engineering professors - many of whom have little background in this subject - suddenly being required to teach ethics. The main text, "Fundamentals of Ethics for Scientists and Engineers", can be used as either as main text for a course, or as a resource for drop-in modules for either a freshman engineering or senior capstone course. Recent changes to accreditation criteria have made an ethics element required in all engineering curricula. This manual contains suggestions for teaching ethics, completely prepared lectures, description and explanations of the fictional cases on which the main text, is based, and extra course assignments. It can be adopted as a sales tool, but is primarily designed to be supplied gratis as a supplement to the main more

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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 210.82 x 276.86 x 10.16mm | 430.91g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • line illustrations
  • 0195144198
  • 9780195144192

Table of contents

Part 1 Some Suggestions for Teaching Ethics: What can you legitimately expect to accomplish when teaching ethics?; Overall philosophy of the text and manual; Issues in grading; Endnotes. Part 2 Cookbook Lectures - Using the lecture materials: Approaching the Subject of Ethics; The Person and the Virtues; Analyzing Exterior Acts - Some First Steps; Analyzing Interior Intentions - Some First Steps; Toward a Hierarchy of Moral Values; Starting Moral Judgments - Evaluating Exterior Acts; Completing Moral Judgments - The Decisive Role of Intention; Moral Responsibility; Truth - Person-to-Person; Truth - Social; Fairness - Person-to-Person; Fairness - Social; Resource Allocation; Risk; Dealing with Differing Ethical Systems; Habit and Intuition. Part 3 The Fictional Cases: Organization of the fictional cases; Symbolism of character and place names; Suggestions for grading; Event Trees; Case solutions. Part 4 Other Course Assignments: Other possible kinds of homework; A sample term paper assignment; A sample final exam; Experimental test of virtue theory for Chapter 16 (or 2, 4, or 7); Sample results for experimental test of virtue more