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 3  Mon., Sept. 26th
Philosophy of Religion Concepts of God assignment Fri., Sept. 30th
Intro. to Philosophy TR reading reflection for topic 3 Tues., Sept. 27th
Ethics Critical Reasoning assignment Tues., Sept. 27th
Comparative Religion    
     

Upcoming Events

There is one remaining program for Hispanic Heritage Month.  On Wednesday, Oct. 5th, immigration attorney Sara Dady will return to IVCC to lead a discussion on undocumented immigrants.  This is a great opportunity to learn about the realities of immigration instead of just relying on media sensationalism and political bombasticism.  This program will be held from noon-1 in CTC 124-125.  Students in my classes can receive extra credit for attending.
 

On Monday, October 17th, I will be doing a presentation "Atheism: Biases, Myths, and Realities" for the IVCC Diversity Team's religious diversity programming.  This will be held from 12-1 in room A331.  Students in my classes can receive extra credit for attending; and those in PHL 1003 or PHL 1013 are especially encouraged to attend.

Announcements

If any students from my Spring or Summer 2016 classes wishes to pick up their coursework, I will hang onto it until the end of September.

 

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 9/23/16