Category: Ethics

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

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

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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

Ethics students visit the Florida Holocaust Museum #spcethics

On Friday March 18, 2016, the Applied Ethics Department at St. Petersburg College sponsored a trip for students and faculty to the Florida Holocaust Museum. Approximately forty students and faculty toured the museum and had the opportunity to listen to a presentation from Ms. Betty Grebenschikoff, who is a Holocaust survivor. Ms. Grevenschikoff is the … Continue reading Ethics students visit the Florida Holocaust Museum #spcethics

Ethical Discussions: The ethics of drug pricing

In August, Turing Pharmaceuticals bought the rights to the drug Daraprim from Impax Laboratories, Inc. This drug is the standard drug used to treat a parasitic infection, toxoplasmosis, which can be life threatening for people with compromised immune systems, such as AIDS and cancer patients. After acquiring the rights to Daraprim, Martin Shkreli, the founder … Continue reading Ethical Discussions: The ethics of drug pricing

Ethical Discussions: De-Extinction

This summer’s release of the movie Jurassic World brought to mind not only the original 1993 hit Jurassic Park, but the subject of de-extinction, the process of “bringing back” species which have become extinct. There has been much debate recently regarding the ability to succeed in resurrecting extinct animal species as well as the ethical … Continue reading Ethical Discussions: De-Extinction

6th Annual Keith Goree Lecture: Dennis Prager at the Palladium

The Applied Ethics Institute of St. Petersburg College 6th Annual Keith Goree Lecture presents Speaker Dennis Prager. Mr. Prager will be speaking on Questions of Good and Evil at the Palladium Theater on October 22, 2015 at 7pm. Students and faculty who wish to attend the Ethics Forum at the Palladium featuring Dennis Prager may … Continue reading 6th Annual Keith Goree Lecture: Dennis Prager at the Palladium

Ethics in Popular Culture – Fall 2015

Interested in taking another Ethics course? Coming in Fall 2015: PHI 2624 – Ethics in Popular Culture and Entertainment (3 credit  hours) Movies, Television, Music and College Credit all in one! Online Course – Section #882 *This course does not require you to purchase a textbook. *This is not a Gordon Rule Course. *You must … Continue reading Ethics in Popular Culture – Fall 2015