Coffee and Conversation – February 20, 2018


There Will Be Lawyers: Legal and Political Considerations for Safe Systems

Alan Dellapenna
Branch Head, Injury and Violence Prevention, NC DHHS


In An Introduction to Systems Thinking, Richard Burgess applies principles of systems thinking to the problems of ethics faced by engineers. Burgess recognizes that engineers face trade-offs and decisions in their daily work that can dramatically impact the systems in which we operate. In this talk for CSCRS Coffee & Conversations, Burgess outlined the basic principles of systems thinking, the connection between ethics and systems, how professionals can apply it to our work, and how systems that we design can be Aristotelian and conducive to ‘practical wisdom.’


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