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“Architect” is an Ethical Role

Designers determine how structures are to be constructed.  Architects determine what ought to be designed.

Given David Hume’s analysis, decisions of “ought” are the realm of ethics.  Architecture is a normative role—to determine what ought to be designed is to think ethically.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Is-ought

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