Final (am).F08-1 - PHIL/ENGR 482 (AM SECTION) Final Exam,...

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PHIL/ENGR 482 (AM SECTION) Final Exam, Fall, 2008 Name______________________________________________TA__________________ Aggie Code of Honor (Signature) ____________________________________________________________ 1. The doctrine of employment at will a. Is a doctrine of common law that states that employers may dismiss employees at will, unless they have professional status b. Holds that, in the absence of a contract, an employer may dismiss an employee for any reason, unless the employee is performing some public service, such as jury duty c. Holds that, in the absence of a contract, an employer may dismiss an employee for virtually any reason and at any time d. Holds that an employee may quit for virtually any reason, but an employer must have “due cause” for dismissing an employee 2. Richard DeGeorge believes that whistle blowing is only rarely morally obligatory, but that it morally permissible if which of the following criteria are met? a. The harm that could be done is serious and considerable b. The employee is a registered professional engineer who will have the protection of the state board of registration if he/she is threatened by the employer c. The employee has no family obligations that override the obligation to blow the whistle d. Both b and c 3. For Dr. Holtzapple, the best evidence for global warming is a. The correlation and apparent causal relationship between the depletion of the ozone layer and increased temperatures on the earth b. The correlation and apparent causal relationship between increased carbon dioxide and increasing temperatures on the earth c. The correlation and apparent causal relationship between the increased ultraviolet radiation hitting the earth and increasing temperatures on the earth d. All of the above
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4. Dr. Holtzapple favored the “optimal pollution” criterion for determining when the environment is “clean.” Which of the following characterize this criterion? a. The environment is clean if it imposes no greater threat to human life or health than do other risks b. The environment is clean if the pollutants present it are normally present in nature to the same degree c. It is utilitarian in orientation d. Both b and c 5. What guidelines were given by Mr. Chandler with regard to hiring and firing? a. Consider only job-related issues b. Keep your policies for hiring secret and preferably not on paper c. Do not document your decisions and the reasons for them. d. All of the above 6. The textbook makes some “modest proposals” that attempt to formulate the obligations and rights of engineers with regard to the environment. According to these proposals, engineers should a. Be required to protect the environment only when human health is threatened b. Be required to protect the environment when an endangered species is threatened c. Have the right to disobey their employer with regard to environmental issues if they are civil engineers, where environmental issues are more common d. Both a and c
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2010 for the course MEEN ISEN 302 taught by Professor Kim during the Spring '10 term at Texas A&M University–Commerce.

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Final (am).F08-1 - PHIL/ENGR 482 (AM SECTION) Final Exam,...

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