answer each of the following questions completely and succinctly A+ Writers |

  1. Pantazidou and Nair argue that an ethic of care is ideally suited to the practice of engineering. Briefly explain what an ethic of care is, as they characterize it, and why they think it matches well the practices of good engineering and the type of profession engineering is.
  2. Harris argues that most engineering ethics aims either at learning the rules of a code of ethics or avoiding disasters like the Challenger or Bhopal. Why does he think that both of these approaches are insufficient? How does he think a virtue account does better? Your answer should point to some of the ways he believes virtue theory can be mapped onto engineering practice. You should also identify at least two engineering virtues.
  3. What reasons does Davis have for thinking that a code of ethics is of benefit to engineers, the profession, and the public? What is the form and force of such a code on his view? And how does he think it should be enforced?
  4. According to Leopold what are the roles of competition and community in an ethical viewpoint? How do those values connect to the land pyramid and the correct attitude towards the environment according to him?
  5. Bell believes that the presence of more women in upper management will decrease both gender discrimination and other kinds of discrimination and harassment. Why does she believe this? Is this plausible? How do you think it connects to Fowler’s experience at Uber? Explain.
  6. Why does Friedman believe that businesses have no social responsibility? What is their responsibility? Why does Freeman think that businesses have wider responsibilities to their stakeholders? And, who are some stakeholders? Which of these views better fits the practice of good engineering? Explain.
  7. Aristotle claims that a virtue is a golden mean between vices. Explain what he means by “virtue” and “golden mean.” And, how does he think we acquire these virtues?

    In a brief essay, explain why it is important—in light of cases like Bhopal, the Space Shuttle Challenger, etc.—that the public be able to trust engineers. You should touch on the kinds of effects engineering mistakes can have on the broader public and its interests. Given this trust, what obligation do you think engineers have to police themselves and one another? How best can this be carried out? You should touch on reasons engineers are better suited to self-regulate than to be regulated by the publ