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 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
office hours
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 Christianity assignment Fri. Apr. 24th
Logic Fallacies of Relevance assignment
Final Article Analysis
Fri., May 1st
Weds., May 6th
Ethics Final Applied Ethics Paper Tues., May 5th
Intro. to Philosophy TR Marx assignment
Final Book Review
Thurs., Apr. 30th
Tues., May 5th
Intro. to Philosophy R evening Ubermensch assignment
Final Book Review
Thurs., Apr. 23rd
Thurs., May 7th
     

Upcoming Events

The I.V.C.C. Diversity Team is sponsoring two student presentations.  P.T.K. President Brandon Miller will be doing a presentation on "Civility in the Age of Social Media" on Thursday, April 23rd, from 12:15-12:45 in CTC 124.  Matthew Philips will be preseting on Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address on Thursday, April 30th, from 12:30-1:30 in CTC 124.  Students in my classes can receive extra credit for attending these.

The I.V.C.C. Diversity team is presenting poetry slam competitor Kevin 3 a.m. Smith on Tuesday, May 5th.  He will be performing from 12:30-1:30 in the Cultural Centre.

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.
Introduction to Philosophy: Tuesday, May 12th
Ethics: Thursday, May 7th
Logic: Friday, May 8th
Comparative Religion: Friday, May 8th
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 hopefully 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 4/24/15