This essay focuses on ethics in technical writing. In this week’s readings, we’ve looked at why technical writing should strive to be factually accurate and avoid illegally using other entities’ materials. Consider this, however: Might there be a situation where an aspect of a technical communication (be it speech, email, manual, etc.) could be unethical but not result in anything illegal.
In this week’s readings, we’ve look at why technical writing should strive to be factually accurate and avoid illegally using other entities’ materials.
Consider this, however:
Firstly, Might there be a situation where an aspect of a technical communication could be unethical but not result in anything illegal?
Secondly, Think of such a situation, and write 2-3 paragraphs
Thirdly, describing the situation,
In addition, discussing why or why not that unethical behavior should still be avoid in technical work.
Moreover, Be 12 pt,
Additionally, Times New Roman font,
Further, 1-inch margins,
Lastly, double space.
Finally, Be 2-3 paragraphs long (with a minimum of 3 sentences per paragraph).
Introduction to Ethics Virtue,
is a state of character concern with choice, lying in a mean, this being determine by a rational principle
and by that principle by which the man of practical wisdom would determine it.
Now it is a mean between two vices, that which depends on excess and that which depends on defect;
and again it is a mean because the vices respectively fall short of or exceed
what is right in both passions and actions, while virtue both finds and chooses that which is intermediate.
Hence in respect of its substance
and the definition which states its essence virtue is a mean, with regard to what is best and right an extreme.
Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, Book II Ethics is one of the most important topics in technical communication.
When you can communicate clearly and effectively,
when it is your task to help others to understand an object, process, or procedure,
it is your responsibility to do so in an ethical fashion.
After all, good writing isn’t just grammatically correct, or even functional.
But what does it mean to communicate ethically with regard to technical communication?
There is a lot of confusion regarding what “ethics” means,
when you drill down to what ethical technical communication means, the answer becomes very complicate.
We might think asking someone if he or she is an ethical person is the same as asking someone if he or she is a good person.
Such a criterion really isn’t the best to use to judge more complex ethical problems such as you might find in technical communication situations.
Also, note all of these potential answers are legal. Just because something is legal doesn’t make it ethical.
In the past, in the United States, it was legal for health care insurance companies to deny coverage to persons who had health problems.