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Tag: ethics

Values and Rhetoric: “Imaginary lines”

Creating the Narrative In addition to this ethics course, I’m taking a rhetorical theory and criticism seminar this fall. This combination inspired me to examine the Sedlak piece a bit more closely, observing how Sedlak attempts to persuade their audience that, once again and forever, engineers/scientists should be objective and technically focused, without consideration or awareness of their own humanity,…

Accessible Parking (and other spaces)

Someone in the Engineering Ethics course¬†created a post titled “The Perils of Campus Parking” where they pondered the ethical use of accessible parking spaces. I provided a lengthy comment in reply. I should mention that this post is not a retaliation or a personal commentary against the original author, but is a response to a broader issue of ethics, universal…

Talk about Integrity…

So. I really REALLY believe in academic and personal integrity. Which means citing your sources, so your readers, if they are interested, can explore and decide for themselves instead of just being spoon-fed your interpretation. This is why tonight’s GEDI discussion about Parker Palmer’s article (link here) truly annoyed me. We were discussing the ethics of a medical case based…