Sam Dragga presents "Mapping Ethics: A Review of Theories for Technical Communicators"
April 15, 2014 6:00 pm
April 15, 2014 8:30 pm
This presentation will explain and categorize key theories of ethics, from classical and rationalist to utilitarian and feminist. We’ll cover philosophers from Aristotle to Confucius, from Immanuel Kant to Jeremy Bentham, from Henri Bergson to Carol Gilligan. This information will offer technical communicators the multiple perspectives necessary to mediate ethical disputes and negotiate solutions to ethical dilemmas on the job.
About the Speaker
Sam Dragga is professor of technical communication at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. He is co-author of The Essentials of Technical Communication
(Oxford University Press, 2010, 2012); A Writer's Repertoire 1
, and 3
(Cengage Learning, 2010); Reporting Technical Information
(Oxford University Press, 2006, 2002); and Editing: The Design of Rhetoric
(Baywood, 1989) as well as editor of two special issues of Technical Communication Quarterly
and series editor of the Allyn & Bacon Series in Technical Communication
(19 titles). He has also authored or co-authored a score of journal articles on such topics as professional ethics and intercultural communication. He is a Fellow of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing and a recipient of the Society for Technical Communication’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Technical Communication and the National Council of Teachers of English Award for Best Book in Technical and Scientific Communication.