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 reading reflection for topic 3 Thursday, Feb. 23rd
Ethics TR Critical Reasoning assignment Thursday, Feb. 23rd
Ethics R evening  

Logic Identifying Premises and Conclusions assignment Wednesday, Feb. 22nd
Comparative Religion    
Comparative Religion (Honors Section) Capstone Project Proposal
Capstone Project
Self-Evaluation of Capstone Project
no later than March 3rd
completed by April 21st
no later than May 5th

Upcoming Events

There are a number or programs that will be going on in recognition of Black History Month.  The remaining programs are:
          On Friday, Feb. 24th, there will be a showing of the documentary film 13th, looking at the disproportional prison population in the U.S.  This will be shown at noon in CTC 124.
          On Monday, Feb. 27th, the IVCC Diversity Team will be hosting a reception for the 2017 Martin Luther King Writing Contest winners.  The top entries will be publicly presented, and pizza and drinks will be available.
Students in my classes can receive extra credit for attending any of these.

Announcements

Submissions are now open for the 2017 Paul Simon Student Essay Contest.  The student who best describes "How IVCC has changed my life" will win $300 for fall 2017 education expenses and read their essay at the May 20 commencement.  Students should submit their 500 word (or less) essay as an attachment to Community_Relations@ivcc.edu by Friday, March 17.  All currently enrolled IVCC students are eligible.  Entries will be judged on writing style, clarity of expression and relevancy to the topic with special emphasis on grammar and punctuation.  Call Fran Brolley at (815) 224-0466 for information. 

 

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 2/23/17