Is Engineering a Profession Everywhere?

TitleIs Engineering a Profession Everywhere?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsDavis, M
JournalPhilosophia
Volume37
Issue2
Pagination211-225
PublisherSpringer
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number0048-3893
AbstractThis author discusses how western idea of what constitutes a "profession" might be applied any country, especially how the profession of engineering differs from the function, discipline, and occupation of engineering. To do this, he explains the connection between the term "profession to the hard-to-translate term "code of ethics". The author argues that to understand engineering or any other occupation, as a profession is to adopt a certain concept of it, a concept that is neither old nor (yet) universal.
DOI10.1007/s11406-008-9125-9
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