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 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 2017 Semester

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Intro to Philosophy
9:00-9:50
A331
  Intro to Philosophy
9:00-9:50
A331
  Intro to Philosophy
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
Philosophy of Religion
11:00-11:50
A331
office hours
11:00-12:15
Philosophy of Religion
11:00-11:50
A331
office hours
11:00-12:15
Philosophy of Religion
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
 
      Intro to Philosophy
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 2017 Semester)

COURSE/SECTION ASSIGNED WORK DUE DATE
Intro to Philosophy MWF reading reflection for topic 7
final book review
Mon., Nov. 27th
Weds., Dec. 6th
Intro to Philosophy TR reading reflection for topic 7
final book review
Tues., Nov. 21st
Tues., Dec. 5th
Intro to Philosophy R evening reading reflection for topic 7
Marx assignment
final book review

Thurs., Nov. 30th
Thurs., Dec. 7th
Ethics Utilitarianism assignment
final applied ethics paper
Tues., Nov. 21st
Tues., Dec. 5th
Philosophy of Religion Religion and Science assignment Mon., Nov. 27th
     

Upcoming Events

 

Announcements

The following are the scheduled final exam days for my daytime classes. Keep in mind that you do NOT have a final exam; however, the final exam day is when I hope to have your final work graded to get back to you. It is also the last day I will take any work for the class without my prior ok to take it later.  The final exam days for my daytime classes are:
Intro. to Philosophy MWF: Mon., Dec. 11th
Intro. to Philosophy TR: Tues., Dec. 12th
Ethics: Thurs., Dec. 7th
Philosophy of Religion: Mon., Dec. 11th
For the evening section of Intro. to Philosophy, I plan on having your final work graded no later than a week after our last day of class: Thurs., Dec. 14th.

The Diversity Team is currently accepting submissions for the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Writer's Panel.  Submissions can be about any aspect of Civil Rights, modern or historical, and can be in any written form (poetry, prose, essay, short story, etc.).  Entries should be emailed to Amanda Cook-Fesperman at amanda_cookfesperman@ivcc.edu, no later than Friday, February 2nd.  Selected entries will be read at a program held during Black History Month.  Please be sure to include your name and contact information with your entry.  The contest is open to all I.V.C.C. students, both full and part-time.  Winners will be announced during the Spring Semester.

 

 

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 11/16/17