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Welcome To Rural Sociology 2225 “Science, Technology and Society” . Mary Grigsby Associate Professor of Rural Sociology Division of Applied Social Sciences. Class Business Grading of Take-Home Exercise Classroom Management Professionalism and Courtesy Guidelines.

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welcome to rural sociology 2225 science technology and society

Welcome To Rural Sociology 2225 “Science, Technology and Society”

Mary Grigsby

Associate Professor of Rural Sociology

Division of Applied Social Sciences

topics of discussion
Class Business

Grading of Take-Home Exercise

Classroom Management

Professionalism and Courtesy Guidelines

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Topics of Discussion
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McGinn

1. List three values that are “widely regarded as integral to the enterprise of ethics in contemporary Western societies.” (3 pts)

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McGinn

1. Answer

Freedom, justice, human rights, life, liberty, privacy ….

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McGinn

2. List and describe the four kinds of consideration that McGinn says are pertinent to ethical decisions and judgment making. (8 pts)

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Professionalism and Courtesy Guidelines

Write ideas on the board

Make a list of the ideas that consolidates similar points

Two Volunteers Needed
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McGinn
  • 2. Answer

1. The Facts of the Matter

    • Empirical data analysis
    • Empirical data on impacts on social groups/society

2. Affected Patients and Their Interests

  • Identify all affected parities with a legitimate stake in the outcome
  • All protectable interests of each stakeholder should be delineated
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McGinn

3. Key Concepts, Criteria, and Principles

  • Concepts, criteria and principles in terms of which the ethical issue or conflict in question is formulated and debated need to be identified.

4. Ethical Theories and Arguments

  • Consequentialist (Utilitarian)
  • “Deontological” (inhernet right or wrong)
  • Neo-Consequentialist
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The Amish
  • 3. The Amish do not engage in fighting in wars because they believe, based on their religion, that the taking of life of another human being under any circumstances is immoral. In the terminology used by McGinn, for the Amish, fighting in a war would be a violation of a(n) ______________________of the group. (1 pts)
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The Amish

Answer:

exceptionless moral principle

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Tzu-gung and Alcorn

4. The story of Tzu-gung and the Gardener suggests and Alcorn maintains that there is a relationship between technology and evolution. Explain this relationship and what it means for humanity and the world. (3 pts)

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Tsu-gung and Alcorn
  • Answer: Technologies that humans create and choose to use change what it means to be human, they produce a human created evolution of the species.
  • Humans produce change through the creation of technology rather than mutation. We can very quickly generalize a new “trait” over the entire population. (Alcorn)