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 Marx assignment
Final Book Review
Mon., Dec. 1st
Mon., Dec. 8th
Philosophy of Religion MWF Religion and Science assignment Mon., Dec. 1st
Intro. to Philosophy TR reading reflection for topic 7
Marx assignment
Final Book Review
Thurs., Nov. 20th
Tues., Dec. 2nd
Thurs., Dec. 4th
Ethics TR Utilitarianism assignment
Final Applied Ethics Paper
Tues., Nov. 25th
Thurs., Dec. 4th
Ethics R evening Utilitarianism assignment
Final Applied Ethics Paper
Thurs., Nov. 20th
Thurs., Dec. 11th
     

Upcoming Events

On Wednesday, December 3rd, the I.V.C.C. Diversity Team will be sponsoring the presentation "Who Are the Gideons?".  Some members from the organization will be giving a brief presentation and answering questions about who they are and what their organization does.  The program will run from 12-1 in C325.  Students in my classes can receive extra credit for attending.

Announcements

The following are the final exam day for my daytime classes:
          Intro to Philosophy MWF                    Weds., Dec. 10th (9 am)
          Intro to Philosophy TR                         Tues., Dec. 9th (9:30 am)
          Ethics TR                                             Thurs., Dec. 11th (12:30 pm)
          Philosophy of Religion                          Weds., Dec. 10th (11 am)
Please keep in mind that I do not have final exams, but the final exam day is the last day to turn in any outstanding material for that class (without my prior approval); and I hope to have the final work for the class graded by the final exam day.
For my Thursday evening Ethics class, the final exam day and our last day of class are the same: Thurs., Dec. 11th.  I hope to have that work graded by Tues., dec. 16th.

 

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 11/24/14