A Peircian approach to professional ethics instruction

TitleA Peircian approach to professional ethics instruction
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsChambers, TL
JournalProfessional Communication, IEEE Transactions on
Date Published2002
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0361-1434
Keywordsart , Case , codes , conceptual , continuing , design , education , educational , ethical , ethics , Fractals , Historical , history , Mechanical , professional , seminar , societies , writing
AbstractThe author presents a method for using C.S. Peirce's (1867) three conceptual categories to present a compact historical overview of major ethical theories to PEs (professional engineers) during professional ethics training seminars. The use of this method helps the seminar participant to easily grasp the "big picture" of ethical thought and to discover his or her own place within that picture. The benefit of this is that the participant is then more engaged when discussing codes of ethics and case studies.