Midterm.F08AM-1 - Mid-Term Exam PHIL/ENGR 482 Fall 2008AM Section Name Section_TA UIN Aggie Code of Honor An Aggie does not lie cheat or steal or

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Mid-Term Exam PHIL/ENGR 482, Fall, 2008—AM Section Name_______________________________________________________ Section__________TA_________________________________________ UIN________________________________ Aggie Code of Honor: An Aggie does not lie, cheat, or steal or tolerate those who do. Signature________________________________________________________ Please enter your UIN on the Scantron. 1. One account of the professions holds that they are primarily oriented toward achieving a strong position in the marketplace by such methods as gaining monopoly over certain services. This is a. The “social practice” account of the professions b. The “Socratic” account of the professions c. The sociological account of the professions d. The legal account of the professions 2. The “business model” of the professions a. Sees the professions as having a “social contract” with the larger society, based on mutual moral obligations b. Sees the attempt to gain monopoly over certain services that they can perform most adequately as an attempt to protect the public from unethical practitioners c. Both a and b d. Neither a nor b 3. Common morality a. Has many precepts that are negative b. Makes no distinction between how it evaluates a person’s actions, based on the person’s intentions c. Both a and b d. Consists of those beliefs that a person has held all of her life, and which may be unique to that person 4. Professional ethics a. Has traditionally required professionals to try to persuade the patient/client not to perform an action that the professional thinks is immoral b. Is often stated in codes of ethics c. Both a and b d. Is always more lenient (classifies more actions as permissible) than common morality
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5. The criteria of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) published in 2000 have had an important influence on engineering education. These criteria require, among other things, a. That engineering education “return to the basics” of science, mathematics, and engineering science and not concern itself as much with “soft” issues such as the social issues raised by technology b. That engineers have a knowledge of contemporary issues c. That engineers understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context d. Both b and c 6. Technological pessimists a. Emphasize the undesirable aspects of technological development b. Emphasize that we should be pessimistic about the future of humanity, if it were not for the promise of technology in promoting human well-being c. Hold that we can be justifiably pessimistic about the future of humanity, with or without the influence of technology d. Hold that the effects of technology on society are almost altogether good 7. The “critical attitude toward technology” a. Implies that we should be critical (negative) toward technology and attempt to stop the growth of technology b. Implies that we should appreciate the good that technology brings, but be
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Midterm.F08AM-1 - Mid-Term Exam PHIL/ENGR 482 Fall 2008AM Section Name Section_TA UIN Aggie Code of Honor An Aggie does not lie cheat or steal or

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