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The Moral Legislature
(Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, IIT, 1985-11-05)
This paper is an experiment in what John Rawls recently called "Kantian constructiivism". It seeks to establish a "suitable connection between a particular conception of the person and first principles of [morality] by ...
'Ain't No One Here But Us Social Forces' : Constructing the Social Responsibility of Engineers.
There are many ways to avoid responsibility, for example, explaining what happens as the work of the gods, fate, society, or the system. For engineers, “technology” or “the organization” will serve this purpose quite well. ...
IIT's Workshops for Integrating Ethics into Technical Courses : Some Lessons Learned
(Philosophy Documentation Center, 2006)
In 1990, IIT's Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions received a grant of more than $210,000 from the National Science Foundation to try a campus-wide approach to integrating professional ethics into its technical ...
Methodological Missteps: A Response to Brooks' "On Retribution"
(Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, IIT, 2006-05-14)
Thom Brooks claims his paper has only one thesis—that, for epistemological reasons (in particular, requiring a “gold standard of desert”), “retributivism is impossible to enact as a practice”. I think the paper has at ...
Professionalism Means Putting Your Profession First
(Georgetown School of Law, 1988)
Ask a lawyer what "professionalism" means and you are likely to hear that professionalism means putting your client first or acting as an officer of the court. Only rarely will a lawyer say that professionalism means putting ...
Assessing Graduate Student Progress in Engineering Ethics
Under a grant from the National Science Foundation, the authors (and others) undertook to integrate ethics into graduate engineering classes at three universities—and to assess success in a way allowing comparison across ...
Some Paradoxes of Whistleblowing
(Philosophy Documentation Center, 1996)
By "paradox" I mean an apparent- and in this case, real-inconsistency between theory (our systematic understanding of whistleblowing) and the facts (what we actually know, or think we know, about whistleblowing). What ...
Ethics After the Crash
(Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, IIT, 1987-12-10)
Though my title may suggest a concern with wrongdoing, my primary concern is good conduct, how to get people to do the right thing. I shall argue that you have a special role to play in the firms for which you work, a role ...
Reflections on the History of Engineering in the United States : A Preface to Engineering Ethics
(Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, IIT, 1992-11-19)
This paper traces the history of the profession of engineering in the United States as a way to gain a better understanding of the field of engineering and of engineering ethics.