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Written Assignment 1 Katherine Mathers 260220552 Short Answer Note: The content of the short answer section was taken from the internet, and class slides as directed. I take no credit for content. 1. Improving the ability to reflect carefully on moral issues can be accomplished by improving various practical skills that help produce autonomous thoughts about moral issues. Please list and briefly describe six (6) of these skills. 1. Proficiency in recognizing moral problems and issues in engineering 2. Skill in comprehending, clarifying, and assessing critically arguments on Opposing sides of moral issues 3. The ability to form consistent and comprehensive viewpoints based on Considerations of relevant facts. 4. Imaginative awareness of alternative responses to the issues and receptivity to Creative solutions for practical difficulties. 5. Increased precision in the use of a common ethical language, a skill needed to express and support one’s moral views adequately to others. 6- Sensitivity to genuine difficulties. 2. We could say that morality is about reasons centered in respect for other people as well as ourselves. Some examples of moral reasons are: being fair and just, respecting peoples right, avoiding unnecessary offense, cheating and dishonesty, caring, showing gratitude and empathy, Minimizing damage to environment etc. 3. Micro-Ethics: ethical and moral behavior of individuals and people Meso ethics: middle ethics, as in ethics of groups, governments, businesses. Macro ethics- ethics based on the values of society i.e. global ethics. 4. A profession may be identified by their large amount of learned academic knowledge. They are self regulating in that the decision of standards are self set, and finally, they have autonomy in the workplace meaning that they must make independent, and justified decision based on their professional ethics. Pasted from < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professional > To be a professional you need: a degree from an accredited place of learning; proof of receiving that degree; relevant experience in said profession; examination by board of professionals; and membership in professional society. 5. “The term silo effect focuses on the gradual draining of the entire silo's grain from a remarkably small opening in the bottom. The homogeneous state of the entire volume of grain makes it highly susceptible to small changes as they occur further and further down. This is because gravity, although apparently "unimportant" to a fully contained silo, suddenly shows
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course MIME 221 taught by Professor Hassani during the Spring '08 term at McGill.

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