Is engineering a profession everywhere?

Philosophia 37 (2):211-225 (2009)
Abstract
Though this paper is mostly about a sense of “profession” common in much of the West, it explains how the term might apply in any country (especially how the profession of engineering differs from the function, discipline, and occupation of engineering). To do that, I have to explain the connection between “profession” (in my preferred sense) and another hard-to-translate term, “code of ethics” (in the sense it has in the expression “code of engineering ethics”). To understand engineering (or any other occupation) as a profession is to adopt a certain conception of it, one neither old nor (yet) universal. With that conception in hand, it should be possible for social science to answer the question posed in the title.
Keywords Profession  Engineering  Code of ethics  Occupation  Discipline  Function  Morality
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Michael Davis (1983). Liberalism and/or Democracy? Social Theory and Practice 9 (1):51-72.

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Michael Davis (2012). A Plea for Judgment. Science and Engineering Ethics 18 (4):789-808.
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