Professional Virtue and Professional Self-Awareness: A Case Study in Engineering Ethics

TitleProfessional Virtue and Professional Self-Awareness: A Case Study in Engineering Ethics
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsStovall, P
JournalScience & Engineering Ethics
Volume17
Issue1
Pagination109-132
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number13533452
Accession Number58456534
KeywordsARISTOTLE , Case , Case Study Method , ENGINEERING , ethics , Pedagogical Materials , PHILOSOPHY , professional , SELF-consciousness , VIRTUE
AbstractThis paper articulates an Aristotelian theory of professional virtue and provides an application of that theory to the subject of engineering ethics. The leading idea is that Aristotle's analysis of the definitive function of human beings, and of the virtues humans require to fulfill that function, can serve as a model for an analysis of the definitive function or social role of a profession and thus of the virtues professionals must exhibit to fulfill that role. The author suggests that a virtue ethics approach toward professional ethics can enrich the pedagogy of professional ethics courses and help foster a sense of pride and responsibility in young professionals.
NotesStovall, Preston; Email Address: pjs44@pitt.edu; Source Info: Mar2011, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p109; Subject Term: CASE studies; Subject Term: PROFESSIONAL ethics; Subject Term: SELF-consciousness (Awareness); Subject Term: ENGINEERING; Subject Term: ETHICS; Author-Supplied Keyword: Aristotle; Author-Supplied Keyword: Engineering ethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: Professional ethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: Virtue ethics; Number of Pages: 24p; Document Type: Article
DOI10.1007/s11948-009-9182-x
Short TitleProfessional Virtue and Professional Self-Awareness: A Case Study in Engineering Ethics
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