Abstract

This thesis has served to accomplish several objectives. First, a foundation was laid for the consideration of ethical factors in an engineering context. This was done by first establishing the need for ethical judgement in the engineering disciplines. A summary of several significant classical ethical theories followed, providing several tools with which to evaluate decisions that have ethical implications. Finally, the conclusion was made that the best framework for making ethical decisions is found in the application of the virtues espoused by the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology; Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Date Submitted

1999-03-01

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd356

Keywords

Resolving, Problems, Engineering, Ethics, Precept, Example, Ethical, Judgement, Framework, Decisions, Virtues, Gospel, Jesus, Christ

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