Engineering Ethics: From Preventive Ethics to Aspirational Ethics View Full Text


Ontology type: schema:Chapter     


Chapter Info

DATE

2013

AUTHORS

Charles E. Harris

ABSTRACT

An important distinction in engineering ethics is between preventive ethics, which consists of guidelines for preventing harm to the public, and aspirational ethics, which consists of guidelines and motivating considerations for using one’s professional expertise to promote human well-being. Preventive ethics is stated in rules and is considered mandatory for all members of a profession. Aspirational ethics allows the professional more discretion in determining what it involves and when and how it is implemented. While preventive ethics must continue to be an important part of professional ethics in engineering, aspirational ethics should be given a more prominent place. Four types of action falling in the category of aspirational ethics can be distinguished, based on their increasingly direct focus on promoting human well-being. Four virtues can be identified as having special importance in motivating and guiding aspirational ethics. More... »

PAGES

177-187

References to SciGraph publications

Book

TITLE

Philosophy and Engineering: Reflections on Practice, Principles and Process

ISBN

978-94-007-7761-3
978-94-007-7762-0

Author Affiliations

Identifiers

URI

http://scigraph.springernature.com/pub.10.1007/978-94-007-7762-0_14

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7762-0_14

DIMENSIONS

https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1027152223


Indexing Status Check whether this publication has been indexed by Scopus and Web Of Science using the SN Indexing Status Tool
Incoming Citations Browse incoming citations for this publication using opencitations.net

JSON-LD is the canonical representation for SciGraph data.

TIP: You can open this SciGraph record using an external JSON-LD service: JSON-LD Playground Google SDTT

[
  {
    "@context": "https://springernature.github.io/scigraph/jsonld/sgcontext.json", 
    "about": [
      {
        "id": "http://purl.org/au-research/vocabulary/anzsrc-for/2008/2201", 
        "inDefinedTermSet": "http://purl.org/au-research/vocabulary/anzsrc-for/2008/", 
        "name": "Applied Ethics", 
        "type": "DefinedTerm"
      }, 
      {
        "id": "http://purl.org/au-research/vocabulary/anzsrc-for/2008/22", 
        "inDefinedTermSet": "http://purl.org/au-research/vocabulary/anzsrc-for/2008/", 
        "name": "Philosophy and Religious Studies", 
        "type": "DefinedTerm"
      }
    ], 
    "author": [
      {
        "affiliation": {
          "alternateName": "Texas A&M University", 
          "id": "https://www.grid.ac/institutes/grid.264756.4", 
          "name": [
            "Sue and Harry Bovay Professor of the History and Ethics of Professional Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA"
          ], 
          "type": "Organization"
        }, 
        "familyName": "Harris", 
        "givenName": "Charles E.", 
        "type": "Person"
      }
    ], 
    "citation": [
      {
        "id": "sg:pub.10.1023/a:1009926720584", 
        "sameAs": [
          "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1006129903", 
          "https://doi.org/10.1023/a:1009926720584"
        ], 
        "type": "CreativeWork"
      }, 
      {
        "id": "sg:pub.10.1007/s11948-998-0039-5", 
        "sameAs": [
          "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1025760947", 
          "https://doi.org/10.1007/s11948-998-0039-5"
        ], 
        "type": "CreativeWork"
      }, 
      {
        "id": "sg:pub.10.1007/s11948-998-0052-8", 
        "sameAs": [
          "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1046787858", 
          "https://doi.org/10.1007/s11948-998-0052-8"
        ], 
        "type": "CreativeWork"
      }, 
      {
        "id": "https://doi.org/10.5840/bpej1981118", 
        "sameAs": [
          "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1073171033"
        ], 
        "type": "CreativeWork"
      }, 
      {
        "id": "https://doi.org/10.5840/bpej19821330", 
        "sameAs": [
          "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1073171055"
        ], 
        "type": "CreativeWork"
      }, 
      {
        "id": "https://doi.org/10.5840/profethics199211/26", 
        "sameAs": [
          "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1073239320"
        ], 
        "type": "CreativeWork"
      }, 
      {
        "id": "https://doi.org/10.5860/choice.29-4797", 
        "sameAs": [
          "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1073310413"
        ], 
        "type": "CreativeWork"
      }, 
      {
        "id": "https://doi.org/10.1017/cbo9780511841286", 
        "sameAs": [
          "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1098695932"
        ], 
        "type": "CreativeWork"
      }, 
      {
        "id": "https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133257.001.0001", 
        "sameAs": [
          "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1098741344"
        ], 
        "type": "CreativeWork"
      }
    ], 
    "datePublished": "2013", 
    "datePublishedReg": "2013-01-01", 
    "description": "An important distinction in engineering ethics is between preventive ethics, which consists of guidelines for preventing harm to the public, and aspirational ethics, which consists of guidelines and motivating considerations for using one\u2019s professional expertise to promote human well-being. Preventive ethics is stated in rules and is considered mandatory for all members of a profession. Aspirational ethics allows the professional more discretion in determining what it involves and when and how it is implemented. While preventive ethics must continue to be an important part of professional ethics in engineering, aspirational ethics should be given a more prominent place. Four types of action falling in the category of aspirational ethics can be distinguished, based on their increasingly direct focus on promoting human well-being. Four virtues can be identified as having special importance in motivating and guiding aspirational ethics.", 
    "editor": [
      {
        "familyName": "Michelfelder", 
        "givenName": "Diane P", 
        "type": "Person"
      }, 
      {
        "familyName": "McCarthy", 
        "givenName": "Natasha", 
        "type": "Person"
      }, 
      {
        "familyName": "Goldberg", 
        "givenName": "David E.", 
        "type": "Person"
      }
    ], 
    "genre": "chapter", 
    "id": "sg:pub.10.1007/978-94-007-7762-0_14", 
    "inLanguage": [
      "en"
    ], 
    "isAccessibleForFree": false, 
    "isPartOf": {
      "isbn": [
        "978-94-007-7761-3", 
        "978-94-007-7762-0"
      ], 
      "name": "Philosophy and Engineering: Reflections on Practice, Principles and Process", 
      "type": "Book"
    }, 
    "name": "Engineering Ethics: From Preventive Ethics to Aspirational Ethics", 
    "pagination": "177-187", 
    "productId": [
      {
        "name": "doi", 
        "type": "PropertyValue", 
        "value": [
          "10.1007/978-94-007-7762-0_14"
        ]
      }, 
      {
        "name": "readcube_id", 
        "type": "PropertyValue", 
        "value": [
          "8157afd268272b0a97cbb530f566a1f67d6bbaaf074ed5d068211718246a778b"
        ]
      }, 
      {
        "name": "dimensions_id", 
        "type": "PropertyValue", 
        "value": [
          "pub.1027152223"
        ]
      }
    ], 
    "publisher": {
      "location": "Dordrecht", 
      "name": "Springer Netherlands", 
      "type": "Organisation"
    }, 
    "sameAs": [
      "https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7762-0_14", 
      "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1027152223"
    ], 
    "sdDataset": "chapters", 
    "sdDatePublished": "2019-04-15T16:17", 
    "sdLicense": "https://scigraph.springernature.com/explorer/license/", 
    "sdPublisher": {
      "name": "Springer Nature - SN SciGraph project", 
      "type": "Organization"
    }, 
    "sdSource": "s3://com-uberresearch-data-dimensions-target-20181106-alternative/cleanup/v134/2549eaecd7973599484d7c17b260dba0a4ecb94b/merge/v9/a6c9fde33151104705d4d7ff012ea9563521a3ce/jats-lookup/v90/0000000001_0000000264/records_8675_00000260.jsonl", 
    "type": "Chapter", 
    "url": "http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-94-007-7762-0_14"
  }
]
 

Download the RDF metadata as:  json-ld nt turtle xml License info

HOW TO GET THIS DATA PROGRAMMATICALLY:

JSON-LD is a popular format for linked data which is fully compatible with JSON.

curl -H 'Accept: application/ld+json' 'https://scigraph.springernature.com/pub.10.1007/978-94-007-7762-0_14'

N-Triples is a line-based linked data format ideal for batch operations.

curl -H 'Accept: application/n-triples' 'https://scigraph.springernature.com/pub.10.1007/978-94-007-7762-0_14'

Turtle is a human-readable linked data format.

curl -H 'Accept: text/turtle' 'https://scigraph.springernature.com/pub.10.1007/978-94-007-7762-0_14'

RDF/XML is a standard XML format for linked data.

curl -H 'Accept: application/rdf+xml' 'https://scigraph.springernature.com/pub.10.1007/978-94-007-7762-0_14'


 

This table displays all metadata directly associated to this object as RDF triples.

104 TRIPLES      23 PREDICATES      36 URIs      20 LITERALS      8 BLANK NODES

Subject Predicate Object
1 sg:pub.10.1007/978-94-007-7762-0_14 schema:about anzsrc-for:22
2 anzsrc-for:2201
3 schema:author N1344b1bb39574af389618b300c50c791
4 schema:citation sg:pub.10.1007/s11948-998-0039-5
5 sg:pub.10.1007/s11948-998-0052-8
6 sg:pub.10.1023/a:1009926720584
7 https://doi.org/10.1017/cbo9780511841286
8 https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133257.001.0001
9 https://doi.org/10.5840/bpej1981118
10 https://doi.org/10.5840/bpej19821330
11 https://doi.org/10.5840/profethics199211/26
12 https://doi.org/10.5860/choice.29-4797
13 schema:datePublished 2013
14 schema:datePublishedReg 2013-01-01
15 schema:description An important distinction in engineering ethics is between preventive ethics, which consists of guidelines for preventing harm to the public, and aspirational ethics, which consists of guidelines and motivating considerations for using one’s professional expertise to promote human well-being. Preventive ethics is stated in rules and is considered mandatory for all members of a profession. Aspirational ethics allows the professional more discretion in determining what it involves and when and how it is implemented. While preventive ethics must continue to be an important part of professional ethics in engineering, aspirational ethics should be given a more prominent place. Four types of action falling in the category of aspirational ethics can be distinguished, based on their increasingly direct focus on promoting human well-being. Four virtues can be identified as having special importance in motivating and guiding aspirational ethics.
16 schema:editor Nb5b77d4b1035447fb2d922c11d6537c9
17 schema:genre chapter
18 schema:inLanguage en
19 schema:isAccessibleForFree false
20 schema:isPartOf N74455f209966493cb52261037c0ff612
21 schema:name Engineering Ethics: From Preventive Ethics to Aspirational Ethics
22 schema:pagination 177-187
23 schema:productId N7875e3d4f69641e9aa2e1aa2851f482c
24 N7c2a6d2231c04456aa65c64e7cf723ea
25 N8525a521600c472a8bf6eebbc18fb498
26 schema:publisher Nd8b43a0313e44ee6b211fc501725491d
27 schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1027152223
28 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7762-0_14
29 schema:sdDatePublished 2019-04-15T16:17
30 schema:sdLicense https://scigraph.springernature.com/explorer/license/
31 schema:sdPublisher N2107f626812d4030924b6177d4c6cbad
32 schema:url http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-94-007-7762-0_14
33 sgo:license sg:explorer/license/
34 sgo:sdDataset chapters
35 rdf:type schema:Chapter
36 N1344b1bb39574af389618b300c50c791 rdf:first N30a2a1aad56041218927781fbb84f466
37 rdf:rest rdf:nil
38 N2107f626812d4030924b6177d4c6cbad schema:name Springer Nature - SN SciGraph project
39 rdf:type schema:Organization
40 N24d9a8c3c2064169b4d25ce7c34d43b5 schema:familyName Michelfelder
41 schema:givenName Diane P
42 rdf:type schema:Person
43 N2a7bfbc61df9401da1b3d0b0a620103b rdf:first Ne62c33945717443eba1a4fcb0d12f644
44 rdf:rest rdf:nil
45 N30a2a1aad56041218927781fbb84f466 schema:affiliation https://www.grid.ac/institutes/grid.264756.4
46 schema:familyName Harris
47 schema:givenName Charles E.
48 rdf:type schema:Person
49 N5212fc1ce82840eba0f2e8d1069b5269 rdf:first N5910592aaf934ba6afe26d89b1bddc2d
50 rdf:rest N2a7bfbc61df9401da1b3d0b0a620103b
51 N5910592aaf934ba6afe26d89b1bddc2d schema:familyName McCarthy
52 schema:givenName Natasha
53 rdf:type schema:Person
54 N74455f209966493cb52261037c0ff612 schema:isbn 978-94-007-7761-3
55 978-94-007-7762-0
56 schema:name Philosophy and Engineering: Reflections on Practice, Principles and Process
57 rdf:type schema:Book
58 N7875e3d4f69641e9aa2e1aa2851f482c schema:name readcube_id
59 schema:value 8157afd268272b0a97cbb530f566a1f67d6bbaaf074ed5d068211718246a778b
60 rdf:type schema:PropertyValue
61 N7c2a6d2231c04456aa65c64e7cf723ea schema:name doi
62 schema:value 10.1007/978-94-007-7762-0_14
63 rdf:type schema:PropertyValue
64 N8525a521600c472a8bf6eebbc18fb498 schema:name dimensions_id
65 schema:value pub.1027152223
66 rdf:type schema:PropertyValue
67 Nb5b77d4b1035447fb2d922c11d6537c9 rdf:first N24d9a8c3c2064169b4d25ce7c34d43b5
68 rdf:rest N5212fc1ce82840eba0f2e8d1069b5269
69 Nd8b43a0313e44ee6b211fc501725491d schema:location Dordrecht
70 schema:name Springer Netherlands
71 rdf:type schema:Organisation
72 Ne62c33945717443eba1a4fcb0d12f644 schema:familyName Goldberg
73 schema:givenName David E.
74 rdf:type schema:Person
75 anzsrc-for:22 schema:inDefinedTermSet anzsrc-for:
76 schema:name Philosophy and Religious Studies
77 rdf:type schema:DefinedTerm
78 anzsrc-for:2201 schema:inDefinedTermSet anzsrc-for:
79 schema:name Applied Ethics
80 rdf:type schema:DefinedTerm
81 sg:pub.10.1007/s11948-998-0039-5 schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1025760947
82 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11948-998-0039-5
83 rdf:type schema:CreativeWork
84 sg:pub.10.1007/s11948-998-0052-8 schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1046787858
85 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11948-998-0052-8
86 rdf:type schema:CreativeWork
87 sg:pub.10.1023/a:1009926720584 schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1006129903
88 https://doi.org/10.1023/a:1009926720584
89 rdf:type schema:CreativeWork
90 https://doi.org/10.1017/cbo9780511841286 schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1098695932
91 rdf:type schema:CreativeWork
92 https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133257.001.0001 schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1098741344
93 rdf:type schema:CreativeWork
94 https://doi.org/10.5840/bpej1981118 schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1073171033
95 rdf:type schema:CreativeWork
96 https://doi.org/10.5840/bpej19821330 schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1073171055
97 rdf:type schema:CreativeWork
98 https://doi.org/10.5840/profethics199211/26 schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1073239320
99 rdf:type schema:CreativeWork
100 https://doi.org/10.5860/choice.29-4797 schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1073310413
101 rdf:type schema:CreativeWork
102 https://www.grid.ac/institutes/grid.264756.4 schema:alternateName Texas A&M University
103 schema:name Sue and Harry Bovay Professor of the History and Ethics of Professional Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA
104 rdf:type schema:Organization
 




Preview window. Press ESC to close (or click here)


...