Specifically, is an engineer anyone possessed of the deontic powers and responsibilities of an engineer, or is being an engineer essentially associated with "substantive functional capacities" as Seumas Miller would suggest below?
This material may consist of step-by-step explanations on how to solve a problem or examples of proper writing, including the use of citations, references, bibliographies, and formatting. This material is made available for the sole purpose of studying and learning - misuse is strictly forbidden.The question, “What is an engineer?” is really a question of what constitutes institutional reality. What are the necessary conditions that make being an engineer possible? I will try to answer this question by privileging Searle’s deontological account of institutional reality vis-a-vis Miller’s functional account, while at the same time demonstrating the advantages and disadvantages of both approaches to the problem....
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