First Lecture2010

First Lecture2010 - First In-Class Writing Assignment I....

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First In-Class Writing Assignment I. Definition of Ethics (1 Sentence) II. My Personal Ethics a) Basis of My Personal Ethics b) Content of My Personal Ethics
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III. Definition of Professional Engineering Ethics (1 Sentence) IV. Relating My Personal Ethics to Professional Engineering Ethics Agreement? Disagreement?
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Hopefully Helpful Hints Three Types of Ethics A. Common Morality B. Personal Ethics C. Professional Ethics
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1. Content often stated in rules 1. Don’t kill 2. Don’t cause pain 3. Don’t disable 4. Don’t deprive of freedom 5. Don’t deprive of pleasure 6. Don’t deceive 7. Don’t break your promise 8. Don’t cheat 9. Don’t disobey the law 10. Don’t fail to do your duty Common Morality
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2. Common morality has changed (or is changing) on some particular issues Slavery Usury Status of Women Abortion Contraception Homosexuality
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3. This does not imply moral relativism Conditions Change (usury) Interpretations of implications of basic principles change (slavery) New facts appear (status of women)
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1. Basis of personal (and common)
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