Religious and Political Values and the Engineering Ethos

Christelle Didier 1
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Département d'éthique / Centre d'Ethique Technologique, LEM - Lille économie management - LEM - UMR 9221
Abstract : In this chapter, I propose to study the relationships between political views (or at least the interest of engineers for political discussion) and some of the issues discussed in the field of engineering ethics. I will also study the relationship between religious commitment (belief and practice) and this set of issues. This reflection is based of the results of a survey with 3901 French graduate engineers Although this survey is mostly meaningful in its specific national context, it supports an idea that is worth outside this of this context: engineering ethics is neither politically value-free and nor religious value-free.
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Christelle Didier. Religious and Political Values and the Engineering Ethos. Steen Hylgaard Christensen, Bernard Delahousse, Martin Meganck. Engineering in Context, Academica, pp.417-434, 2009, 9788776757007. ⟨hal-00734123⟩

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