Document Type : Scientific - Research


President of Academy of Sciences I.R.I. and Professor, Tehran University, Faculty of Philosophy


Engineering and ethics are two distinct and independent fields. In the affairs pertaining to science and engineering, usually ethics and ethical codes are not involved. As science deals with truth which is of the highest values, everyone who deals with science has done something which has moral value. In the modern world, particularly in the recent decades, engineers have been dealing with designs and projects that affect the destiny of countries and sometimes all the people of the world. As a result, they should consider the consequences of their deeds. Presently, the destiny of mankind and the world is dependent on technologies and their trends. Hence, they should comprehend their status and responsibility.