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 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 3 Weds., Sept. 20th
Intro to Philosophy TR reading reflection for topic 3 Thurs., Sept. 21st
Intro to Philosophy R evening reading reflection for topic 3 Thurs., Sept. 21st
Ethics    
Philosophy of Religion    
     

Upcoming Events

There are a number of events upcoming for Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15th through October 15th.  The remaining events are:
          On Thursday, Sept. 21st, the Mexican folklore dance group De Colores will be performing in the Cultural Center at 5:30 pm.
          On Monday, Sept. 25th, local immigration attorney and congressional candidate Sara Dady will lead a brown bag discussion on DACA.  This will be held from noon-1 in CTC 124/5.  Students in my classes can receive extra credit for attending (and hopefully participating).
          On Wednesday, Sept. 27th, Lamoille Superintendent Dr. Ricardo Espinoza will be presenting on "Growing Up Hispanic in the Illinois Valley and Achieving Success".  This will be held at noon in CTC 124/125.  Students in my classes can receive extra credit for attending this presentation.
          On Monday, October 2nd, Jalapenos will be doing a cooking demonstration at noon in CTC 122 and 123.

The IVCC Diversity Team will be hosting a presentation by Buddy’s Purpose, a local non-profit group dedicated to educating the community about overdose and addiction.  The event is scheduled for Thursday, October 5th from 12:30-1:45 in CTC 124/125.  Students in my classes can receive extra credit for attending.

Announcements

The Diversity Team is now accepting entries into the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Contest.  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 8th.  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 9/14/17