Ethics and the Engineer: Developing the Basis of a Theological Approach

  title={Ethics and the Engineer: Developing the Basis of a Theological Approach},
  author={William R. Bowen},
  journal={Studies in Christian Ethics},
  pages={227 - 248}
  • W. Bowen
  • Published 1 August 2010
  • Engineering
  • Studies in Christian Ethics
Engineers have made an enormous contribution to promoting human wellbeing. Their work can also be the cause of immense human suffering. However, theological approaches to engineering ethics are scarce. Good starting points for a theological approach are provided by the ethics of Buber and Levinas, especially when combined with the idea of engineering as a practice in MacIntyre’s sense. A further strengthening of the importance of persons and a strong emphasis on the significance of community… 
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