05 - What do I owe others?

Tue, Jan 31

Today we will be finishing up the module on ethical frameworks by discussing Catholic Social Teaching. The learning goals for this lecture are the following: 

  • Gain a deeper understanding of Catholic Social Teaching, sometimes called Catholic Social Tradition (CST).
  • Understand 'The Common Good' and how it relates to individual goods. 
  • Understand how the dignity of work may be supported through the development of technology.

The slides for today's lectures can be found here


Helpful tip: watch the videos before completing the readings. 

Read This:

Via Perusall: 

  1. Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching, UCCB
  2. Laudauto Si - Chapter 3, Pope Francis
  3. Compendium of Social Doctrine of the Church, Chapter 6.3 - The Dignity of Work, The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
  4. OPTIONAL: A Multi-Disciplinary Analysis of Catholic Social Teaching with Implications for Engineering and Technology by Anderson, Laracy, and Marlowe

Do This:

Reminder: Reflection 1 is before class today on Canvas.

After watching the videos and completing the reading for class consider the following questions:

  1. How might work be a part of human dignity? How might these ideas fit into professional engineering ethics as outlined in the first readings?
  2. In what ways is technology supporting the dignity of work?
  3. Can information technologies be used as a tool to support CST?

Dialogue Groups: 

Make sure that groups have formed and members are listed in the spreadsheet. (Group size: 5)

By the end of this week make a folder for your group in the class' google folder and upload a document containing notes for the meetings each week. After each meeting upload, the meeting notes to that folder. 

Remember the dialogue resources can be found here.


Watch This: