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 Fall 2016 Semester
 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Intro. to Philosophy
9:00-9:50
A331
Intro. to Philosophy
9:30-10:45
A331
Intro. to Philosophy
9:00-9:50
A331
Intro. to Philosophy
9:30-10:45
A331
Intro. to Philosophy
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
Philosophy of Religion
11:00-11:50
A331
Ethics
12:30-1:45
A331
Philosophy of Religion
11:00-11:50
A331
Ethics
12:30-1:45
A331
Philosophy of Religion
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
 
      Comparative Religion
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 (Fall 2016 Semester)

COURSE/SECTION ASSIGNED WORK DUE DATE
Intro. to Philosophy MWF reading reflection for topic 7
marx assignment
final book review
Mon., Dec.5th
Fri., Dec. 9th
Philosophy of Religion Arguments for the Existence of God assignment Fri., Dec. 9th
Intro. to Philosophy TR reading reflection for topic 7
Marx assignment
final book review
Tues., Dec. 6th
Thurs, Dec. 8th

Ethics Kant case analysis
final applied ethics paper
Thurs., Dec. 8th
Comparative Religion Islam assignment Thurs., Dec. 8th
     

Upcoming Events

 

Announcements

The following are the scheduled final exam times for my Fall 2016 courses.  Please keep in mind that my classes do not have final exams.  Your class' final exam time is the last day to get me any outstanding work for the class.  For my TR classes, I plan on having the final work graded by your scheduled final exam day.  Given that my MWF classes end on Friday the 9th and have their scheduled finals time on Monday the 12th, this will not be feasable for those classes; instead I will aim at having them done no later than Friday the 16th.
Intro to Philosophy MWF: Monday, Dec. 12th
Intro. to Philosophy: Tuesday, Dec. 13th
Ethics: Thursday, Dec. 15th
Philosophy of Religion: Monday, Dec. 12th
For the Thursday night Comparative Religion class, the scheduled finals time is the same as the last day of class, December 8th.  For that class, I will plan on having the final work graded by the following Thursday (December 15th).

The I.V.C.C. Diversity Team is now accepting applications for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Contest.  This is open to all I.V.C.C. students.  Writings can be in any format, and should address something connected to current or historical civil rights issues.  The top three entries will receive cash awards and the opportunity to be presented to the I.V.C.C. community at a reception late in Febraury.  Entries should be emailed to Amanda Cook-Fesperman (with your name and phone numer for contact information) no later than Friday, February 10th. 

 

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 12/2/16