Professions in Ethical Focus: An Anthology
- Answer the six questions that Lau poses on pp. 240-241 of your textbook.
- Consider what might have been done during the West Gate bridge project if a LeMessurier-type engineer had been involved. That is, is there a point in the case where you think a virtuous, imaginative, and insightful engineer might have acted so as to turn the situation around and guide it toward success instead of disaster? If not, why not? If so, what action do you think would have made the difference, and at what point should it have occurred?
- Also, if an engineer had turned the situation around in such a way, would her action show exceptional professional dedication (of a LeMessurier variety) or would it show just a level of dedication that should be expected? Explain.