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    
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 of events coming up for Women's History Month.  Students in my classes can receive extra credit for attending any of these.  The remaining programs are:
          On Friday, March 3rd, IVCC professors Amanda Cook-Fesperman (political science) and Kim Radek (english and gender studies) will be giving a presentation "The Three F-Words" on feminism.  This will be held at noon in CTC125.  Students who still think feminism is all about man-hating are especially encouraged to attend to see what it's really all about.
          On Wednesday, March 8th, the Black Student Association will be holding a brown bag discussion on the film Hidden Figures.  This will be at noon in CTC125.
          On Friday, March 17th, IVCC professor Amanda Cook-Fesperman will be giving a presentation on "Alice Paul and the Equal Rights Amendment" at noon in CTC124.
          On Monday, March 20th, IVCC professor Kim Radek will be doing a presentation on women in science fiction and fantasy literature entitled "A Woman Is No One: Gender Identity and Construction in George R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire."  This will be held at noon in CTC124.


On Wednesday, March 14th, noted Tibetologist Glenn Mullin will be back at IVCC to do a presentation on "Meditation Caves in Tibet, and the Mystical Poetry Inspired by Them".  The program will be held at noon in room C316.  Students in my classes can receive extra credit for attending, and students in my comparative religions course are especially encouraged to attend.

On Wednesday, March 22nd, IVCC College Democrats will be hosting a candidate forum for candidates for the IVCC Board of Trustees.  This will be held at noon in CTC124. 

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 2/28/17