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Ethical Issues in Aviation

Ethical Issues in Aviation

Revised edition of Ethical issues in aviation, c2011.

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ISBN 9781472470867
Barcode 9781472470867
Published 6 November 2018 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Paperback, 2nd New edition
Author(s) Edited by Hoppe, Elizabeth A.
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ISBN-13 9781472470867
ISBN-10 1472470869
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Publication Date 6 November 2018
International Publication Date 16 October 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, 2nd New edition
Edition 2nd New edition
Author(s) Edited by Hoppe, Elizabeth A.
Category Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Aerospace & Aviation Technology
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 235mm
Weight 522g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Aeronautics, Commercial - Moral and ethical aspects, Aeronautics - Social aspects
NBS Text Transport Technology
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 174.962913
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Applied ethics has been gaining wide attention in a variety of curriculums, and there is growing awareness of the need for ethical training in general. Well-publicized ethical problems such as the Challenger disaster, the Ford Pinto case and the collapse of corporations such as Enron have highlighted the need to rethink the role of ethics in the workplace. The concept of applied ethics originated in medicine with a groundbreaking book published in 1979. Business ethics books began to appear in the 1980s, with engineering ethics following in the 1990s. This volume, first published in 2011, opened up a new area of applied ethics, comprehensively addressing the ethical issues confronting the civil aviation industry. Aviation is unique in two major ways: firstly it has a long history of government regulations, and secondly its primary focus is the safety of its passengers and crew. For decades commercial aviation was viewed in the same manner as public utilities, and thus it was highly regulated by the government. Since the Deregulation Act of 1978, aviation has been viewed as any other business while other experts continue to believe that the sudden switch to deregulation has caused problems, especially since many airlines were unprepared for the change. Ethical Issues in Aviation focuses on current concerns and trends, to reflect the changes that have occurred in this deregulated era. The book provides the reader with an overview of the major themes in civil aviation ethics, covering a broad range of topics. The contributors to the volume include both academics doing research in the field as well as professionals who provide accounts of the ethical situations that arise in the workplace. This second edition has been thoroughly revised throughout to bring it up to date and features several new chapters as well as a new section on Aviation and Technology.

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UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Elizabeth A. Hoppe is Instructor of Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago. Specializing in applied ethics, she conducts research in aviation and business and is a member of the Association for Professional and Practical Ethics.

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