Professional responsibility: Focusing on the exemplary [Book Review]

Science and Engineering Ethics 4 (2):215-233 (1998)

The literature on ethics in science and engineering tends to dwell on the negative, emphasizing disasters, scandals, and problems of wrongdoing in everyday practice. This paper shifts to the positive, focusing on the exemplary. After outlining different possible conceptions of responsibility (ranging from a minimalist view of “staying out of trouble” to “going above and beyond the call of duty”), the paper discusses the importance of certain virtues for scientists and engineers. Finally, a broad range of examples of exemplary practice is offered.
Keywords examples  exemplary  responsibility  teaching  virtue
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DOI 10.1007/s11948-998-0052-8
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Contract or Covenant.W. F. May - 1988 - In Joan C. Callahan (ed.), Ethical Issues in Professional Life. Oxford University Press.
Professional Virtue and Self-Regulation.William F. May - 1988 - In Joan C. Callahan (ed.), Ethical Issues in Professional Life. Oxford University Press. pp. 408--11.

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