Jason A. Beyer
Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies

jason_beyer@ivcc.edu
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Office: A309    Office phone: 224-0583

B.S. in Philosophy and Psychology (both with honors), University of Wisconsin-Parkside, 1995.
M.A. in Philosophy, Loyola University of Chicago, 1998.
Ph.D. in Philosophy, Loyola University of Chicago, 2003.

Specializations: Applied Ethics, Philosophy of Religion
Other Areas of Research and Interest:
Critical Race Theory, Ethical Theory, Existentialism, Feminist Philosophy, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Human Sexuality, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Philosophy of Mind/Philosophical Psychology, Psychology of Human Judgment, Social/Political Philosophy, World Religions

 

Schedule and Office Hours for Spring 2015 Semester
 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
  8:30-9:15
Ottawa Cr. office hours
  8:30-9:15
Ottawa Cr. office hours
 
9:00-9:50
Comparative Religions
A331
9:30-10:45
Ethics
OTTC 104
9:00-9:50
Comparative Religions
A331
9:30-10:45
Ethics
OTTC 104
9:00-9:50
Comparative Religions
A331
10:00-10:50
office hours
  10:00-10:50
office hours
  10:00-10:50
office hours
11:00-11:50
Logic
A331
11:30-12:15
office hours
11:00-11:50
Logic
A331
11:30-12:15
office hours
11:00-11:50
Logic
A331
  12:30-1:45
Intro. to Philosophy
A331
  12:30-1:45
Intro. to Philosophy
A331
 
1:00-2:00
office hours
  1:00-2:00
office hours
  1:00-2:00
office hours
         
      6:00-6:30
office hours
 
      6:30-9:15
Intro. to Philosophy
A331
 

Other office hours, if needed, will be made by appointment

 

Course Information

Contains course description, syllabi for each section currently being offered (or recently offered), course assignments and recommended reading lists for each course.

PHL 1001  Introduction to Philosophy  
PHL 1002  Ethics PHL 1002-75  Honors Ethics
PHL 1003  Philosophy of Religion PHL 1013  Comparative Religion
PHL 1005  Logic  

 

Work Due (Spring 2015 Semester)

COURSE/SECTION ASSIGNED WORK DUE DATE
Comparative Religion    
Logic Identifying Premises and Conclusions assignment Weds., Mar. 4th
Ethics    
Intro. to Philosophy TR reading reflection for topic 3 Tues., Mar. 3rd
Intro. to Philosophy R evening reading reflection for topic 3 Thurs., Feb. 26th
     

Upcoming Events

On Wednesday, March 4th, Tibetologist Glenn Mullin will be back on campus doing a presentation on "The Dalai Lamas of Tibet: Their Essential Message for Living a Happy and Helpful Life".  This will be held from noon-1:30 in CTC 124.  Students in any of my classes can receive extra credit for attending; though my comparative religion students are especially encouraged to attend.

In the first event for Women's History Month, internationally acclaimed human rights activist Jimmie Briggs , founder of the women's rights organization Man-Up (which seeks to end violence against women), will be speaking on Monday, March 2nd about empowering men to empower women.  He will be presenting from noon-1:30 in the Cultural Center.  Students in my classes can receive extra credit for attending.  IMPORTANT NOTE: MR. BRIGGS' FLIGHT WAS CANCELLED, AND HE WILL BE UNABLE TO MAKE IT AS SCHEDULED.  WE ARE WORKING ON GETTING HIM RESCHEDULED, AND I WILL POST THE NEW TIME AS SOON AS THAT'S BEEN SETTLED.
There are also a number of events planned for Women's History Month by the Gender Studies program.  Students in my classes can receive extra credit for attending any of these programs.  The remaining programs are:
          On Wednesday, March 4th, Indefinite Limit (I.V.C.C.'s math club) will be hosting a presentation on "Women in Mathematics throughout History".  This will be held from 12-1 in CTC125.
          On Thursday, March 19th, political science professor Amanda Cook-Fesperman will be doing the first of her two presentations on women in the Civil War, "Women in the Union Army".  This will be held from 12:30-1 in C316.
          On Wednesday, March 25th, psychology professor Betsy Klopcic will be presenting on Mary Todd Lincoln, with a focus on her time in Bellevue Place asylum in Batavia.  This will be held in CTC124 from 12-1.
          On Monday, March 30th, Sigma Kappa Delta will be hosting a debate and discussion of women in fantasy fiction, "Fantastic Feminism".  This will be held from 12-1 in C316.
          On Tuesday, March 31st, professor Cook-Fesperman will be giving her second presentation on Women in the Civil War, "Female Confederate Spies".  This will be held in CTC125 from 12-1.

Announcements

 

 

Other Information and Links

Academic Vita (C.V) Recent Reads
   
In Memoriam  
   
Essential Readings for College Students A Treasury of Ornery Philosophers
Kurt Vonnegut Quotes Woody Allen Quotes
   
Fun Vocabulary Yiddish Vocabulary
   
The Onion  
   
Philosophy Links Psychology Links
Holocaust and Genocide Studies Links Links to Advocacy Groups
Politifact (an independent political fact-checker) Flack Check (an independent source revealing misuse of quotes and statistics by political candidates)

last updated 3/2/15