Curbing overconsumption: Challenge for ethically responsible engineering

TitleCurbing overconsumption: Challenge for ethically responsible engineering
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsWoodhouse, E.. J.
Secondary TitleIEEE Technology and Society Magazine
Abstract

One of the toughest and most important challenges facing technological civilization is excessive consumption in affluent societies. Scholars in the fields of design, industrial ecology and environmental ethics have begun dealing with aspects of over-consumption. With selected exceptions, however, engineering ethicists have not yet paid close attention to the matter. In this article, I attempt to catalyse such inquiry.

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