A Plea for Judgment

TitleA Plea for Judgment
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsDavis, M
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Pagination789 - 808
Date Published12/2012
ISSN Number1471-5546
KeywordsENGINEERING , Environmental Sciences , MEDICINE , Pedagogical Materials , professional responsibility
AbstractJudgement is central to engineering, medicine, the sciences and many other practical activities. Though often overlooked or at least passed over in silence, the central place of judgement in engineering, the sciences, and other professions should be obvious once pointed out. It is important here because it helps to explain where ethics fits into these disciplines. There is no good engineering, no good science, and so on without good judgement and no good judgement in these disciplines without ethics. Doing even a minimally decent job of teaching one of these disciplines necessarily includes teaching its ethics; ethics is teaching the discipline (or at least a large part of it).
Short TitleSci Eng Ethics
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