Chapter 4s Discussion Questions
1. Accepting that Kevorkian did not decide who should live and who should die, but
just provided a service to people who requested it: In your opinion, was Kevorkian
a good doctor? Why or why not?
a. Yes, the first rule in
Ethics in Engineering
1. Engineers shall hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public in the performance
of their professional duties.
a. (This is duty to public)
a.i. Will assist the public to understand the purpose and principle involved
Chapter 3s Discussion Questions
1. Is there any wiggle room in the word paramount? Would there ever be a situation where
engineers would be required to hold the health, safety, and welfare of the public
paramount, unless? Give examples.
a. There shouldnt
Chapter 2s Discussion Questions
1. Write a statement for an engineering code of ethics that would be useful to Kelly. If
she had found such a statement in the Code of Ethics, how would this have
affected her decision?
a. A professional engineer must not i
Chapter 8s Discussion Questions
1. Rewrite Joes ad in such a way as not to be self-laudatory. Discuss how the new ad
differs from the one Joe was proposing.
a. Pines Engineering Design, a structural design firm based out of the United
States, offers quali
Chapter 11s Discussion Questions
1. The standard practice in American restaurants is to tip the waitperson about 15 to 20%
of the cost of the meal. In Europe you dont tip because a 15% service charge is added
to your bill, to be distributed to staff. In N
Chapter 12s Discussion Questions
1. In the scenario presented in this chapter, what should Trish do next? Remember that she
is in a country where sexual harassment is not illegal. But she is working for an
American corporation, and sexual harassment is ce
Chapter 10s Discussion Questions
1. Research one gift given by some person or corporation to your university. This may have
resulted in the naming of a building or a program. Find out who gave the money, how
much it was, and what the agreement was. If you
Chapter 6s Discussion Questions
1. Would it be ethical for Chris to tell Alex about the conversation with Earl? Would it be
deception if Chris chose not to tell Alex anything about the conversation?
a. I think Chris should not talk to Alex and it would no
CANONS OF ETHICS
RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
Honesty, justice and courtesy form a moral philosophy which, associated with
mutual interest among people, constitutes the foundation of ethics. The engineer
should recognize such a standard, not a passiv
Chapter 7s Discussion Questions
1. The justification for deception often encountered is that everyone is doing it. Under
what circumstances would this rationalization be acceptable? That is, when would
deception is morally condoned if everyone was doing i
Chapter 9s Discussion Questions
1. As we present it (see Box 9-4), Chriss situation appears to be a true dilemma. Are there
further options for Chris?
a. Chris needs to be honest and tell Girish what he did was a mistake. His dilemma
is that he could lose
Chapter 1s Discussion Questions
1. Concerning famine relief, who has the stronger argument, Singer or Hardin? Why?
a. I believe Singer has a Singer has a stronger argument because the first thing you
need to concern about is to save someones life instead
Chapter 5s Discussion Questions
1. What if, in your professional opinion, legal standards for environmental
contamination are inadequate, as indeed they sometimes are? Suppose that your
firms perfectly legal discharge is killing fish because the state Bio