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), 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 2015 Semester
 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
  8:30-9:15
Ottawa Cr. office hours
  8:30-9:15
Ottawa Cr. office hours
 
9:00-9:50
Comparative Religions
A331
9:30-10:45
Ethics
OTTC 104
9:00-9:50
Comparative Religions
A331
9:30-10:45
Ethics
OTTC 104
9:00-9:50
Comparative Religions
A331
10:00-10:50
office hours
  10:00-10:50
office hours
  10:00-10:50
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11:00-11:50
Logic
A331
11:30-12:15
office hours
11:00-11:50
Logic
A331
11:30-12:15
office hours
11:00-11:50
Logic
A331
  12:30-1:45
Intro. to Philosophy
A331
  12:30-1:45
Intro. to Philosophy
A331
 
1:00-2:00
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  1:00-2:00
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  1:00-2:00
office hours
         
      6:00-6:30
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      6:30-9:15
Intro. to Philosophy
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 2015 Semester)

COURSE/SECTION ASSIGNED WORK DUE DATE
Comparative Religion Islam assignment Weds., May 6th
Logic Fallacies of Presumption assignment
Final Article Analysis
Mon. May 4th
Weds., May 6th
Ethics Kant case analysis
Final Applied Ethics Paper
Thurs., Apr. 30th
Tues., May 5th
Intro. to Philosophy TR Marx assignment
Final Book Review
Thurs., Apr. 30th
Tues., May 5th
Intro. to Philosophy R evening Final Book Review Thurs., May 7th
     

Upcoming Events


Announcements

The following are the scheduled final exam times for my daytime classes.  Keep in mind that we do NOT have final exams; rather, this is the day I plan on trying to have your final work graded by.  It is also the LAST day to turn in any coursework still owed for the course without my PRIOR approval.  Keep in mind that I will be grading work in the order in which I need to hand it back, NOT the order in which I receive it (so if you don't get me the work until the final exam day for your class, I won't be grading it until AFTER I've completed grading the work for the classes whose final time has not yet passed).  If you just wish to email me to find out your grades, please do not do so until the day of your class' final exam time; and be sure to send that request from your STUDENT email account.  The scheduled finals times are:
Introduction to Philosophy: Tuesday, May 12th (12:30)
Ethics: Thursday, May 7th (9:30)
Logic: Friday, May 8th (9:00)
Comparative Religion: Friday, May 8th (11:00)
For the evening section of Introduction to Philosophy, your final day of class and final exam time are both Thursday, May 7th.  I plan on having that work graded by Tuesday the 12th.

 

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 5/5/15