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 2014 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
1:00-1:50
  office hours
1:00-1:50
  office hours
1:00-1:50
         
      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 (Fall 2014 Semester)

COURSE/SECTION ASSIGNED WORK DUE DATE
Intro. to Philosophy MWF reading reflection for topic 5 Mon., Oct. 27th
Philosophy of Religion MWF Faith and Reason assignment 1 Mon., Oct. 27th
Intro. to Philosophy TR reading reflection for topic 5
Ubermensch assignment
Tues., Oct. 28th
Thurs., Oct. 30th
Ethics TR Relativism assignment Tues., Oct. 21st
Ethics R evening Relativism assignment Thurs., Oct. 23rd
     

Upcoming Events

On Wednesday, November 5th, in recognition of Native American History Month, the I.V.C.C. Diversity Team will be hosting a showing of the documentary film "In Whose Honor?", that looks at the issue of Native American sports macsots.  The showing starts at noon in CTC 124 and 125.  The film itself lasts for 45 minutes, and it will be followed by a discussion period scheduled to go until 1:30.  Students in my classes can receive extra credit for attending.

On Wednesday, November 12th, the Office of International and Multicultural Education and the Office of Human Resources will be co-sponsoring a roundtable discussion "What's Going on with Ebola?".  The program will run from noon-1 in room C316.  Students in my classes can receive extra credit for participating.

On Wednesday, November 19th, our new Dean of English, Math and Education, Dr. Robyn Schiffman will be doing a presentation on growing up Jewish in the U.S, entitled "Jew U".  The program will run from noon-1 in CTC125.  Students in my classes can receive extra credit for attending.  Students considering taking the Comparative Religion course in the spring are especially encouraged to attend.

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)

last updated 10/23/14