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), cum laude; University of Wisconsin-Parkside, 1995.
M.A. in Philosophy, magna cum laude; Loyola University of Chicago, 1998.
Ph.D. in Philosophy, magna cum laude; Loyola University of Chicago, 2003.

Specializations: Applied Ethics, Philosophy of Religion
Other Recent Areas of Study:
Critical Race Theory, Existentialism, Feminist Philosophy, Formation and Transmission of Western Scriptures, Marxist Philosophy, Nietzsche, Psychology of Human Judgment, Social/Political Philosophy, World Religions

 

Schedule and Office Hours for Spring 2019 Semester

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Comparative Religion
A331
9:00-9:50
office hours
8:30-9:15
Comparative Religion
A331
9:00-9:50
office hours
8:30-9:15
Comparative Religion
A331
9:00-9:50
Ethics
A331
10:00-10:50
Intro to Philosophy
A331
9:30-10:45
Ethics
A331
10:00-10:50
Intro to Philosophy
A331
9:30-10:45
Ethics
A331
10:00-10:50
Logic
A331
11:00-11:50
office hours
11:00-12:15
Logic
A331
11:00-11:50
office hours
11:00-12:15
Logic
A331
11:00-11:50
  Ethics
A331
12:30-1:45
  Ethics
A331
12:30-1:45
office hours
12:00-1:00
office hours
1:00-2:00
  office hours
1:00-2:00
  office hours
1:00-2:00
         
         
         

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 2019)

COURSE/SECTION ASSIGNED WORK DUE DATE
Comparative Religion Judaism assignment Mon., Apr. 1st
Ethics MWF Relativism case analysis Mon., Apr. 1st
Logic Inductive Reasoning assignment Weds., Mar. 27th
Intro. to Philosophy Death of God assignment
reading reflection for topic 4
Tues., Mar. 26th
Thurs., Mar. 28th
Ethics TR Relativism case analysis Thurs., Mar. 28th
     

Upcoming Events

There are several events planned for Women's History Month in March. Students in my classes can receive extra credit for attending any of these.  The remaining events are:
          On Monday, March 25th, Prof. Kimberly Radek-Hall will be doing a presentation on Anita Hill and Christine Blasey Ford, entitled "Supreme Justice: Women Speaking Truth to (and Against) Power".  This will be held at noon in CTC 124/5.
          On Wednesday, March 27th, SAGE will be hosting a student panel presentation, "A Panoply of Papers: Feminist Figures", at 11 in CTC 124/5.
          On Friday, March 29th, members of SKD and River Currents will be doing a reading and discussion of their favorite women poets (especially the late Mary Oliver). This will be held at noon in CTC 124/5.

Announcements

 

 

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  
   
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 3/25/19