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Readings

Students are expected to read the following works associated with Parts 1 and 2 of the course. This page also contains a supplemental reading: a draft preface to Professor Broome's forthcoming book on engineering ethics.

Part 1 Readings

Aristotle. The Metaphysics. (Download a version of this from the Internet Classics Archive.)

"The Grinter Report: Summary of the Report on Evaluation of Engineering Education." American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

Davis, M., ed. Engineering Ethics. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Co., 2005. ISBN: 0754625249.

Harris, C. E., et al. Engineering Ethics. 2nd ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 1999. ISBN: 0534533973.

Harvard University. General Education in a Free Society. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1945. ISBN: 0674342518.

Koen, B. V. Discussion of the Method: Conducting the Engineer's Approach to Problem Solving. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2003. ISBN: 0195155998.

Mitcham, C. Thinking Through Technology: The Path Between Engineering and Philosophy. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1994. ISBN: 0226531988.

Pinkus, R. L. B., et al. Engineering Ethics: Balancing Cost, Schedule, and Risk - Lessons Learned from the Space Shuttle. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1997. ISBN: 0521437504.

Vincenti, W. G. What Engineers Know and How They Know It: Analytical Studies from Aeronautical History. Reprint ed. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993. ISBN: 0801845882.

Part 2 Readings

Broome, T. H. The Concrete Sumo. Cleveland, OH: Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science, Case Western Reserve University, 1999.

Harris, C. E., et al. Engineering Ethics. 2nd ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 1999. ISBN: 0534533973.

Pinkus, R. L. B., et al. Engineering Ethics: Balancing Cost, Schedule, and Risk - Lessons Learned from the Space Shuttle. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1997. ISBN: 0521437504.

Supplementary Reading

Professor Broome is completing a book related to this course. A draft of the preface is presented here as a supplementary reading.

The Nature of Engineering - Author's Preface (PDF)