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 Nature of Religion assignment Friday, February 5th
Logic Obstacles to Critical Thinking assignment Friday, February 5th
Ethics    
Intro. to Philosophy TR Defense of Belief assignment Thursday, February 4th
Intro. to Philosophy R evening reading reflection for topic 2
Defense of Belief assignment
Thursday, February 4th
     

Upcoming Events

In recognition of Black History Month, the I.V.C.C. Diversity Team, Black Student Association and Student Government will be hosting our annual Soul Food Buffet in the cafeteria from 11:00-1:00 on Wednesday, February 17th.  Food is free, and the Charles Walker Band will be performing.
There will be two other events for Black History Month this year.  On Wednesday, February 24th, students from the Black Student Association will be doing their annual presentation "Inspired by the Dream".  This will be held from 12-1 in CTC 124/5.  Then on Monday, February 29th, the winners of the MLK Writing Contest will be publicly presenting their winning entries.  This will be held from 12:15-1 in C316.  Students in my classes can receive extra credit for attending either of these events.

Announcements

The I.V.C.C. Diversity Team is currently accepting applications for its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Contest.  Entries can be in any writing style, and on any aspect of historical or contemporary civil rights issues.  Entries should include your name, phone number, and email address.  They should be submitted by email to Amanda Cook-Fesperman by Friday, February 12th.  The top three submissions will receive cash prizes and will be publicly presented during Black History Month.

 

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 2/5/16