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1 CIV 402: Engineering Ethics Chapters Summary Chapter 1: Why Professional Ethics? Why should I study ethics? Because I am an ethical person 1.1 WHAT IS A PROFESSION? Free act of commitment to a way of life, also it could be Public promise to enter a distinct way of life with allegiance Sociological Analysis of profession Sociological view as a tactic to gain power or advantage in the marketplace Distinguish between Occupation and Profession: Occupation: is a way to make a living Profession: having special Characteristic to be in a professional state Characteristic to be in a professional status: 1- Extensive training: Entrance into a profession typically requires extensive period of tiring 2-Vital Knowledge and skills: knowledge and skills are vital to the well-being of the larger society 3-Control of services: - only who have certificate they are allowed to hold professional title - having licensing for those who want to enter the profession 4- Autonomy in the workplace Professional has an unusual degree of autonomy in the work place 5-Claim to ethical regulated by ethical standards Two accounts give ethical commitment a stronger place 1-Profession as Social Practices -Philosopher Alasdair Macintyre -Social practice -Has aim or goods that are especially associated with it -Inconceivable without distinctive aim -morally justifiable aims -evaluating and resolve moral issues 2-A Socratic Account of Professionalism: - Philosopher Michael Davis - Davis defining professional like Philosopher Socrates
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2012 for the course CIVIL 101 taught by Professor Seeds during the Spring '07 term at Abu Dhabi University.

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