Category: Ethics

Ethics students visit the Florida Holocaust Museum on Veterans Day

by Ethics Department Assistant Professor Joann Vaughan This past Veterans Day, I and my students from the Seminole campus and online classes of St. Petersburg College visited the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg. The visit was sponsored by the St. Petersburg College Applied Ethics Department. When we arrived, we were given the opportunity to … Continue reading Ethics students visit the Florida Holocaust Museum on Veterans Day

Fall Ethics Forum -student reaction by Danielle Zeiro

Dr. Tan’s Story I attended Dr. Tan’s forum on October 19, 2016. I listened to him tell his story, and I left Clearwater with a new perspective on life. Dr. Tan grew up in poverty in China where he didn’t even have shoes to wear to school. His mother was alcoholic and abusive, and he … Continue reading Fall Ethics Forum -student reaction by Danielle Zeiro

Ethics fall scholarships awarded

By Dr. Laurie King, Professor of Applied Ethics Every fall and spring semester, the Applied Ethics Institute awards scholarships to students enrolled in our PHI 1600 Applied Ethics course. We have been awarding these scholarships for years, giving out $1000.00 divided between five different students each semester. We also try to make sure students from … Continue reading Ethics fall scholarships awarded

Holocaust Museum visit proves poignant to SPC ethics students

By Melissa Coakley, Professor On Friday, September 30 the St. Petersburg College Applied Ethics Department sponsored a student field trip to the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg. The visit helped solidify some of the theoretical notions learned in PHI 1600, such as Kant’s Respect for Persons, the categorical imperative put forth by philosopher Immanuel … Continue reading Holocaust Museum visit proves poignant to SPC ethics students

David Brooks speaks at SPC Foundation event

On Wednesday, September 21, The St. Petersburg College Foundation hosted its second annual distinguished speaker event featuring political and social analyst and best-selling author David Brooks. Brooks is a New York Times columnist and a commentator on PBS NewsHour. His newest book is The Road to Character. Two kinds of virtue As an ethics professor, I am … Continue reading David Brooks speaks at SPC Foundation event

Ethics Students Visit Pinellas County Waste Department

by Ethics Department Assistant Professor Melissa Coakley. On Wednesday June 22nd Applied Ethics students from the Clearwater campus spent the afternoon at the Pinellas County Waste Department.  The students are part of a special topic course in environmental ethics and had been looking forward to the trip for several weeks. Upon arrival at the facility students … Continue reading Ethics Students Visit Pinellas County Waste Department

Ethics in Action club marked Vietnam anniversary

By John M. The Ethics in Action club is a community service club at SPC’s Gibbs campus, and our mission statement is that we are the voice of the voiceless. One of our campaigns this semester is to serve our veterans in the rehabilitation facility at Bay Pines by playing games and spending time with them. Tuesday, … Continue reading Ethics in Action club marked Vietnam anniversary

Ethical Discussions: Should parental responsibility be a choice? #spcethics

A Swedish political group, the youth wing of the Liberal Party, has proposed the idea that men should be given an equal say in whether or not they wish to become a parent, and be granted the option to abdicate any lawful responsibilities to an unborn child. The proposal suggests that a man be able … Continue reading Ethical Discussions: Should parental responsibility be a choice? #spcethics

Applied Ethics combines with Smart Start for summer course

This summer the Applied Ethics Institute will offer two special sections of PHI 1600 Applied Ethics. Designed to start recent high school graduates off on the right foot, the course would also serve any student needing to complete the Smart Start requirement and satisfy their Applied Ethics credit. These enhanced sections will include an advisor … Continue reading Applied Ethics combines with Smart Start for summer course