Susceptible Human Being Analysis

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Susceptible Human Being:
Hiding Behind the Psychological Concept
Engineers should never ignore the political and social aspects from their professional task. If they remain ignorant toward their own work, the technological tragedy similar to Auschwitz would be repeated in no time. Auschwitz is an example of a major flaw in technological evaluation, as the engineer inside the project would proceeds any kind of order even though it is considered as an immoral action. One to mention is the human oven, which was in charge of burning the dead bodies that had been killed. Erik Katz, a professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology proposes the study that evaluates the action of the Nazi’s Engineer during the Auschwitz regime. His main purpose is to educate future engineers to be careful about ethics, humanity, and morality. Katz argues that the Nazi’s Engineer was lacking the basic of engineering ethics. The Nazi’s Engineer would just follow
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As a human being, it must be hard to avoid your conscience in the middle of an immoral situation. Transferring the guilt and responsibility to somewhere else, especially a higher authority or organization that controls your duty would reduce or even eliminates your guilt feeling. This explains why a human being could act as inhuman as that. Moreover, how could millions of people follow those directions and not refuse to act? Erik Katz shows examples that even doctors and a major developer was involved. This concludes that as long as they can hide their responsibility on someone else (the authority), they would not care about their action and just proceed with their advantages. That being said, even education could not prevent an individual to be distracted by an offer to act guilty with a mask that covers. A mask from which could help those engineers to be invisible during their action, even to his or her own

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