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 Spring 2018 Semester

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Comparative Religion
9:00-9:50
A331
  Comparative Religion
9:00-9:50
A331
  Comparative Religion
9:00-9:50
A331
office hours
10:00-10:50
Intro to Philosophy
9:30-10:45
A331
office hours
10:00-10:50
Intro to Philosophy
9:30-10:45
A331
office hours
10:00-10:50
Logic
11:00-11:50
A331
office hours
11:00-12:15
Logic
11:00-11:50
A331
office hours
11:00-12:15
Logic
11:00-11:50
A331
  Ethics
12:30-1:45
A331
  Ethics
12:30-1:45
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 Semester)

COURSE/SECTION ASSIGNED WORK DUE DATE
Intro to Philosophy reading reflection for topic 6
Marx assignment
Final Book Review
Thurs., Apr. 26th
Tues., May 1st
Thurs., May 3rd
Ethics TR Kant case analysis
Final Applied Ethics Paper
Tues., May 1st
Thurs., May 3rd
Ethics R Evening Utilitarianism assignment
Final Applied Ethics Paper
Thurs., Apr. 26th
Thurs., May 3rd
Logic Fallacies of Relevance assignment
Final Article Analysis
Mon., Apr. 30th
Fri., May 4th
Comparative Religion    
     

Upcoming Events

 

Announcements

The following are the scheduled final exam times for my day courses.  As a reminder, you DO NOT have a final exam for my course.  However, this is the day I plan on having your final work graded by to get back to you.  It is also the last day I will take any material for the course without my PRIOR approval to take it later.  I will be in the classroom for the first 20 minutes or so of the scheduled finals time; after that if you want to drop off or pick up work, come to my office (A309).
Comparative Religion: Wednesday, May 9th (9:00)
Logic: Wednesday, May 9th (11:00)
Intro. to Philosophy: Thursday, May 10th (9:30)
Ethics: Tuesday, May 8th (12:30)
For the evening section of Ethics, our last day of class and finals day are the same: Thursday, May 3rd.  I will aim for having the work graded by the following Thursday (May 10th).
If anyone wishes to find out their grades, but does not want to come pick up work, you can email me about it any time STARTING the day scheduled as your class' final exam day.  Please email me from your STUDENT email account so I can be confident it's really coming from you.  Also, be sure to let me know which class you're in when you email me.

 

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 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)
Factcheck (general fact-checking website) Snopes (another general fact-checking website)

last updated 4/24/18