Title: On the Normativity of Professionalism
Authors: Meganck, Martin
Series Editors: Vermaas, Pieter
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Springer
Series Title: Philosophy of Engineering and Technology
Host Document: Engineering Identities, Epistemologies and Values pages:221-234
Article number: 12
Abstract: Why should engineers behave ethically? Often, this question is answered by qualifying engineering as a “profession”, and professional organizations have codes of ethics that members should comply with. In many countries however, engineering is organized differently. The present chapter explores conceptions of “professionalism”, inspired by evolutions in different occupational areas. A second part questions the idea that professionalism encompasses ethical responsibilities “beyond ordinary morality”. The thesis will be defended that, although there may be specific rules for “professionals”, the philosophical foundation of professional ethics yet rests on ordinary morality.
ISBN: 978-3-319-16171-6
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IHb
Appears in Collections:Sustainable Chemical Process Technology TC, Technology Campuses Ghent and Aalst
Sustainable Chemical Process Technology TC

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