10.06 Advanced Topics in Ethics for Engineers


Class Info

In-depth study of varying advanced topics in ethics for engineers. Focuses on foundational works and their significance for the choices that engineers make, both as students and as practicing engineers. Each semester, different works and topics, based on current and perennial issues in ethics and engineering, will be chosen in order to explore facets of the extremely complex and varied subject of the place of engineering for the individual and society. Examples of topics include genetic engineering and what it means to be human, artificial intelligence and thought, the scope and limits of engineering, and engineering and freedom. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. Limited to 20.

This class has 10.01, and 10.05 as prerequisites.

10.06 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by B. L. Trout and D. Doneson.

Lecture occurs 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Wednesdays in 66-156.

This class counts for a total of 6 credits.

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