Jason A. Beyer
Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies

jason_beyer@ivcc.edu
Email reminder: please let me know what class (and section) you are in

Office: A309    Office phone: 224-0583

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

Specializations: Applied Ethics, Philosophy of Religion
Other Recent Areas of Study:
Critical Race Theory, Existentialism, Feminist Philosophy, Formation and Transmission of Western Scriptures, Marxist Philosophy, Nietzsche, Psychology of Human Judgment, Social/Political Philosophy, World Religions

 

Schedule and Office Hours for Fall 2018 Semester

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Intro to Philosophy
A331
9:00-9:50
office hours
8:30-9:15
Intro to Philosophy
A331
9:00-9:50
office hours
8:30-9:15
Intro to Philosophy
A331
9:00-9:50
Intro to Philosophy
A331
10:00-10:50
Intro to Philosophy
A331
9:30-10:45
Intro to Philosophy
A331
10:00-10:50
Intro to Philosophy
A331
9:30-10:45
Intro to Philosophy
A331
10:00-10:50
Philosophy of Religion
A331
11:00-11:50
office hours
11:00-12:15
Philosophy of Religion
A331
11:00-11:50
office hours
11:00-12:15
Philosophy of Religion
A331
11:00-11:50
  Ethics
A331
12:30-1:45
  Ethics
A331
12:30-1:45
office hours
12:00-1:00
office hours
1:00-2:00
  office hours
1:00-2:00
  office hours
1:00-2:00
         
         
         

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 2018)

COURSE/SECTION ASSIGNED WORK DUE DATE
Intro. to Philosophy MWF 9am Final Book Review Weds., Dec. 5th
Intro. to Philosophy MWF 10am Final Book Review Weds., Dec. 5th
Intro. to Philosophy TR reading reflection for topic 6
Final Book Review
Thurs., Nov. 29th
Tues., Dec. 4th
Ethics Final Applied Ethics Paper Tues., Dec. 4th
Philosophy of Religion Science and Religion assignment Weds., Dec. 5th
     

Upcoming Events

 

Announcements

The following are the final exam days for the Fall 2018 semester.  Keep in mind that I do not have final exams, but these are when I plan on having your final work graded to pick up, as well as the last day to turn in any coursework without my prior approval to turn it in later.  If you want to find out your grade information, but do not wish to stop in and pick up your work, you can email me (from your student email account) any time starting the day your class' final exam is scheduled.  The final exam days are as follows:
     Intro. to Philosophy MWF 9am: Friday, Dec. 7th
     Intro. to Philosophy MWF 10am: Monday, Dec. 10th
     Intro. to Philosophy TR: Thursday, Dec. 6th
     Ethics: Tuesday, Dec. 11th
     Philosophy of Religion: Friday, December 7th.
Please keep in mind that I will be grading final coursework in the order in which I need to return them, not the order in which I receive them.  Work received on the scheduled final exam day will not be graded until all previously turned in work is done.

Entries are currently being accepted for the Martin Luther King Jr Writing Contest.  Entries can be in any style, and can be on ANY topic relating to civil rights issues, historical or contemporary.  Please send entries to amanda_cookfesperman@ivcc.edu with your name and contact information by Friday, February 8th, 2019.  The top three entries will win cash prizes, and will be read at a presentation ceremony during Black History Month.

 

Other Information and Links

Academic Vita (C.V) Recent Reads
   
In Memoriam Essential Reading for College Students
   
A Treasury of Ornery Philosophers Slavoj Zizek Quotes
Kurt Vonnegut Quotes Woody Allen Quotes
   
Fun Vocabulary Yiddish Vocabulary
   
The Onion The Babylon Bee (something like The Onion but from a religious perspective)
   
BigThink Article on Philosophers You Should Know  
Philosophy Links  
   
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 12/3/18