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    
Philosophy of Religion MWF Concepts of God assignment Weds., Oct. 8th
Intro. to Philosophy TR    
Ethics TR    
Ethics R evening Critical Reasoning assignment Thurs., Oct. 2nd
     

Upcoming Events

Friday, October 11th is National Coming Out Day.  We don't have classes that day or the day before, so the I.V.C.C. Diversity Team, the Office of International and Multicultural Education, and the Gay/Straight Alliance will be recognizing N.C.O.D. on Thursday, October 9th.  We will be sponsoring a program by multimedia performance artist Magdalena Hsu-Li entitled Redefining Identity.  Her performance will be from 12:30-2:00 that day in C316.  My TR Ethics class will not meet that day.  Students in all of my classes are encouraged to attend, and will be given extra credit for doing so.

On Friday, October 17th, the Office of International and Multicultural Education and the I.V.C.C. Diversity Team will be hosting a presentation by Dr. Todd Culp entitled "Beyond the Barrier: A Peace Activist's View of Palestine".  The presentation will run from noon-1:30 in CTC 124 and 125.  Students in my classes will receive extra credit for attending.

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 10/1/14