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 2017 Semester
 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Comparative Religions
9:00-9:50
A331
Ethics
9:30-10:45
A331
Comparative Religions
9:00-9:50
A331
Ethics
9:30-10:45
A331
Comparative Religions
9:00-9:50
A331
office hours
10:00-10:50
office hours
11:00-12:15
office hours
10:00-10:50
office hours
11:00-12:15
office hours
10:00-10:50
Logic
11:00-11:50
A331
Intro. to Philosophy
12:30-1:45
A331
Logic
11:00-11:50
A331
Intro. to Philosophy
12:30-1:45
A331
Logic
11:00-11:50
A331
         
office hours
1:00-2:00
  office hours
1:00-2:00
  office hours
1:00-2:00
         
      office hours
6:00-6:30
 
      Ethics
6:30-9:15
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 2017 Semester)

COURSE/SECTION ASSIGNED WORK DUE DATE
Intro. to Philosophy Ubermensch assignment
final book review
Thurs., Apr. 20th
Thurs., May 4th
Ethics TR Utilitarianism case analysis
final applied ethics paper
Thurs., Apr. 27th
Thurs., May 4th
Ethics R evening Utilitarianism case analysis
final applied ethics paper
Thurs., Apr. 27th
Thurs., May 4th
Logic Fallacies of Relevance assignment
Fallacies of Presumption assignment
final article analysis
Mon., Apr. 24th
Fri., Apr. 28th
Fri., May 5th
Comparative Religion Christianity assignment Mon., Apr. 24th
Comparative Religion (Honors Section) Christianity assignment
Capstone Project
Self-Evaluation of Capstone Project
Mon., Apr. 24th
completed by April 21st
no later than May 5th

Upcoming Events

The I.V.C.C. Jacobs Library and the LaSalle Public Library will jointly be hosting a series of presentations on "Noise versus News".  Students in my classes can receive extra credit for attending any of these.  In these cases, this would require writing up a brief (1/2-1 page) account of something you got out of each of the programs attended.  The last remaining program is Thurday, April 27th, when Amanda Cook-Fesperman will be moderating a round table discussion on fake news with several members of local news media outlets.  This will be held at 6pm in CTC 124-5.

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)
Factcheck (general fact-checking website) Snopes (another general fact-checking website)

last updated 4/21/17