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The Resource The engineering project : its nature, ethics, and promise, Gene Moriarty

The engineering project : its nature, ethics, and promise, Gene Moriarty

Label
The engineering project : its nature, ethics, and promise
Title
The engineering project
Title remainder
its nature, ethics, and promise
Statement of responsibility
Gene Moriarty
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We all live our daily lives surrounded by the products of technology that make what we do simpler, faster, and more efficient. These are benefits we often just take for granted. But at the same time, as these products disburden us of unwanted tasks that consumed much time and effort in earlier eras, many of them also leave us more disengaged from our natural and even human surroundings. It is the task of what Gene Moriarty calls focal engineering to create products that will achieve a balance between disburdenment and engagement: "How much disburdenment will be appropriate while still permitting an engagement that enriches one's life, elevates the spirit, and calls forth a good life in a convivial society?"One of his examples of a focally engineered structure is the Golden Gate Bridge, which "draws people to it, enlivens and elevates the human spirit, and resonates with the world of its congenial setting. Humans, bridge, and world are in tune." These values of engagement, enlivenment, and resonance are key to the normative approach Moriarty brings to the profession of engineering, which traditionally has focused mainly on technical measures of evaluation such as efficiency, productivity, objectivity, and precision. These measures, while important, look at the engineered product in a local and limited sense. But "from a broader perspective, what is locally benign may present serious moral problems," undermining "social justice, environmental sustainability, and health and safety of affected parties." It is this broader perspective that is championed by focal engineering, the subject of Part III of the book, which Moriarty contrasts with "modern" engineering in Part I and "pre-modern" engineering in Part II
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Moriarty, Gene
Dewey number
620
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
TA157
LC item number
.M835 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Engineering
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • SCIENCE
  • Engineering
  • Engineering & Applied Sciences
  • Engineering - General
  • Projektmanagement
  • Ingenieurwissenschaften
  • SCIENCE / Philosophy & Social Aspects
Label
The engineering project : its nature, ethics, and promise, Gene Moriarty
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The modern engineering enterprise. Process ; Process ethics ; Colonization -- The premodern engineering endeavor. Person ; Virtue ethics ; Contextualization -- The focal engineering venture. Product ; Material ethics ; Balance
Control code
233649184
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 216 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780271053097
Lccn
2007031897
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)233649184
Label
The engineering project : its nature, ethics, and promise, Gene Moriarty
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The modern engineering enterprise. Process ; Process ethics ; Colonization -- The premodern engineering endeavor. Person ; Virtue ethics ; Contextualization -- The focal engineering venture. Product ; Material ethics ; Balance
Control code
233649184
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 216 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780271053097
Lccn
2007031897
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt4gg9f
  • 22573/ctv14fxxkd
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)233649184

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