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mime221_assgnt1 - MIME221Assignment#1 Part I. Short answer...

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  MIME 221 - Assignment #1 MIME 221 - Assignment #1   Part I. Short answer questions.________________________________________________________________ 1. Six practical skills which upon improvement enhance the ability to reflect carefully on moral issues are: Moral awareness – the ability to recognize moral issues and problems in engineering; Moral imagination - imaginative awareness of different solutions for the issues and practical difficulties; Moral communication - proficiency in the use of a general ethical language, being able to express and support one’s moral views effectively to others; Strong moral reasoning - efficient comprehending, clarifying, and assessing contrasting sides of moral issues from a critical point of view; Moral logic - the ability to form strong and comprehensive viewpoints based on the thorough analysis of related facts; Moral hope - positive reception of both the possibilities of using normal dialogue in resolving moral conflicts and the need of tolerance of different perspectives among morally reasonable people. 2. Morality, from a practical standpoint, is an ethical motivation based on ideas of right and wrong, a concern with the distinction of these two. In general, it is about reasons centered in respect for other people, as well as in respect for the individual. Four different examples of moral reasons are: avoiding unnecessary offence; respecting people’s rights; minimizing damage to the surrounding world; being fair and honest. 3. Ethics, considered as moral values, can take many forms (Engineering): responsibilities - the social forces that bind one to the courses of action demanded by those forces; ideal character behavior - behavior of one who follows all the social standards, rules and laws; social policies - guidelines for the changing, maintenance or creation of living conditions for better; relationships – connections desirable for individuals and corporation engaged in technological development.
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4. Professions are those forms of work which involve three common items: 1.) advanced expertise 2.) self-regulation 3.) public good. These factors, thus, identify a profession. To be recognized as a professional, the individual: Must agree to follow the code of ethics and the professional code, as well as to meet the minimum standards of training, certification, competence and ethical conduct set within the profession. Should strive, over a career, to realize the ethics of objective - the ideals and core values of the profession, improving professional ethics. Should, over a career, grow in personal principles in carrying out the duties of the profession. Should devote professional time to public service, due to the profession’s fiduciary
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