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 2016 Semester
 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00-9:50
Comparative Religion
A331
9:30-10:45
Ethics
A331
9:00-9:50
Comparative Religion
A331
9:30-10:45
Ethics
A331
9:00-9:50
Comparative Religion
A331
10:00-10:50
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  10:00-10:50
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  10:00-10:50
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11:00-11:50
Logic
A331
11:00-12:15
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11:00-11:50
Logic
A331
11:00-12:15
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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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      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 2016 Semester)

COURSE/SECTION ASSIGNED WORK DUE DATE
Comparative Religion    
Logic Fallacies of Presumption assignment
final article analysis
Friay, April 29th
Monday, May 9th
Ethics Kant case analysis
final applied ethics paper
Tuesday, May 3rd
Thursday, May 5th
Intro. to Philosophy TR Marx assignment
final book review
Tuesday, May 3rd
Thursday, May 5th
Intro. to Philosophy R evening reading reflection for topic 7
Marx assignment
final book review

Thursday, April 28th
Thursday, May 5th
     

Upcoming Events

 

Announcements

The following are the official scheduled final exam times for my morning classes:
          PHL 1001 (Intro): Tuesday, May 10th
          PHL 1002 (Ethics): Thursday, May 12th
          PHL 1005 (Logic): Friday, May 13th
          PHL 1013 (Comparative Religion): Friday, May 13th
Keep in mind that while I do not have final exams for these courses, this is when I plan on having your final work graded to get returned to you.  It is also the last day to turn in any work for the course.
For the evening section of PHL 1001 (Intro), our last day and scheduled final exam time are the same day: Thursday, May 5th.  I plan on having the final work for that class graded at the latest by Monday, May 16th.

 

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 4/28/16