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Davis, Michael 1943-

Works: 17 works in 103 publications in 1 language and 7,363 library holdings
Genres: History  Directories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: BJ1725, 174
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Most widely held works about Michael Davis
Most widely held works by Michael Davis
Ethics and the legal profession( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conflict of interest in the professions( Book )

13 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conflicts of interest pose special problems for the professions. Even the appearance of a conflict of interest can undermine essential trust between professions and the public. This volume is an accessible guide to the ramifications and problems caused by conflicts of interest. It contains 15 new essays by scholars, and covers topics in law, medicine, journalism, engineering, financial services, and others
AIDS : crisis in professional ethics by Elliot D Cohen( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professionals face tough questions raised by the AIDS pandemic
Thinking like an engineer : studies in the ethics of a profession by Michael Davis( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers both an exploration of engineering ethics and a philosophical analysis of engineering as a profession. After putting engineering in historical perspective, the book turns to the Challenger disaster to consider the complex relationship between engineering ideals and practice
Ethics and the university by Michael Davis( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics and the University provides a stimulating and provocative analysis of academic ethics which will be useful to students, academics and practitioners
To make the punishment fit the crime : essays in the theory of criminal justice by Michael Davis( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While everyone may agree that the punishment should fit the crime, it is much harder to reach agreement on just what is called for in specific cases. Philosophical treatments of punishment, which tend to emphasize the nature or justification of punishment in general, are often of no help in dealing with practical questions of the appropriateness of specific punishments. In this collection of often controversial essays, Michael Davis examines many of the practical problems of punishment. Among the issues discussed are how recidivism should be punished, how unsuccessful attempts at crimes should be punished, and how courts should deal with crimes of strict liability. Davis, a long-time contributor to the literature on punishment, also discusses problems of sentencing, and he responds to his earlier critics, including Hyman Gross, Andrew von Hirsch, and R.A. Duff. To Make the Punishment Fit the Crime is written in the rigorous, accessible, and iconoclastic style Davis's readers have come to expect. It is an essential book for philosophers, lawyers, criminologists, and others concerned about the future of criminal justice
Profession, code, and ethics by Michael Davis( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book offers a systematic analysis of professions, emphasizing not special knowledge but special obligations. Presenting a theory of professions which explains the moral authority of professional codes, this book presents an invaluable combination of systematic theory with detailed consideration of specific questions of professional ethics. Three 'professions' are chosen for comparison - lawyering, engineering and policing. Both lawyering and engineering are examined as professions in being. Davis explores what police have to do to turn their honest occupation into a profession like law or engineering, arguing that what the police lack is not education (as sociologists would propose) but a set of standards beyond that which law, market, and morality demand, to which they are willing to commit themselves."--Jacket
Engineering ethics by Michael Davis( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of articles published since engineering ethics developed a distinct scholarly field in the late 1970s that help define the field of engineering ethics. This volume addresses questions such as what is engineering, what is engineering ethics, what professional responsibilities do engineers have and why, and more
Actual social contract and political obligation : a philosopher's history through Locke by Michael Davis( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy and engineering : an emerging agenda by Ibo van de Poel( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whereas science, technology, and medicine have all called forth dedicated philosophical investigations, a fourth major contributor to the technoscientific world in which we all live - that is, engineering - has been accorded almost none of the philosophical attention it deserves. This volume thus offers a first characterisation of this important new field, bysome of the primary philosophers and ethicists interested in engineering and leading engineers interested in philosophical reflections. The volume deals with such questions as: What is engineering? In what respect does engineering differ from science? What ethical problems does engineering raise? By what ethical principles are engineers guided? How do engineers themselves conceive of their profession? What do they see as the main philosophical challenges confronting them in the 21st century? The authors respond to these and other questions from philosophical and engineering view points and so illustrate how together they can meet the challenges and realize the opportunities present in the necessary encounters between philosophy and engineering - encounters that are ever more important in an increasingly engineered world and its problematic futures
SASLIC directory by Surrey and Sussex Libraries in Co-operation( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in Undetermined and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Current Practices in Cold Regions Engineering by Michael Davis( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Representation and consent: an inquiry into the foundations of political obligation by Michael Davis( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professions "Of all professions, begging is the best" : a paper by Michael Davis ; response by Joseph Ellin ; Professor Davis' reply by Michael Davis( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Between Peace and War: the Moral Justification of State-Sanctioned Killing of Another State's Civilian Officials by Michael Davis( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Justifying Torture as an Act of War by Michael Davis( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Conflict of interest in the professions
Alternative Names
Davis Michael Stuart 1943-....

Michael Davis

Michael Davis American philosopher

Michael Davis filósofo estadounidense

Michael Davis philosophe américain

English (99)

Conflict of interest in the professionsAIDS : crisis in professional ethicsThinking like an engineer : studies in the ethics of a professionEthics and the universityProfession, code, and ethicsEngineering ethicsActual social contract and political obligation : a philosopher's history through LockePhilosophy and engineering : an emerging agendaCurrent Practices in Cold Regions Engineering