Philosophy Department

Jonathan Beever

Jonathan Beever, Ph.D.

Jonathan Beever is Assistant Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy and the Texts & Technology Ph.D. Program at the University of Central Florida. He previously held postdoctoral appointments in ethics at Penn State and Purdue University. Beever works at the intersection of environmental ethics and bioethics. Areas of interest include ethics of biotechnologies, bioethics, public and ecological health ethics, digital ethics, research ethics, and questions of patient autonomy and agency.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Philosophy from Purdue University (2012)

Research Interests

Environmental Bioethics; Simulation and Representation; Soundscape Ecology; Ethics and Science; Animal Ethics; Research Ethics

Recent Research Activities

  • see attached CV

Selected Publications

Books

  • Beever, Jonathan and Vernon W. Cisney (eds). 2016. The Way of Nature and the Way of Grace: Philosophical Footholds on Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life. Northwestern University Press.

Awards

  • see attached CV

Activities

  • see attached CV

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11181 PHI5665 Knowledge Responsib & Society Web Web Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
92830 PHI3638 Ethic Issues in 21st Century Face2Face Tu,Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM Available

In this course we will take a wide and topical look at a survey of ethical issues in the 21st century through reasoned discussion, conceptual analysis, and critical writing.  Our approach will not assume any expert-level knowledge of traditional ethical theories but, instead, will take a broadly pluralistic perspective on ethical inquiry and decision-making.  My rationale for guiding you by this perspective is that ethical issues in the 21st century are not the domain of solely philosophers but, rather, of an extensive community of inquirers including ethicists, scientists, and policy-makers of all sorts. Our job, as philosophers in this course, is to think carefully and critically about ethical issues and to develop strategies for helping others do this same.

Participants in this course, yourself included, will:

  1. understand and identify instances of embedded ethics, broader impacts, and research integrity as they apply to a range of perspectives and disciplines,
  2. develop an ability to apply ethical reasoning skills to examples of each of those three domains of research ethics through case-based analyses, and
  3. acquire pedagogical skills in ethical inquiry through developing, delivering, and assessing presentation materials on relevant ethical issues in the 21st century topics drawn from your home disciplines and/or individual interests. 

Students who participate in Phi3638 will gain experience in leading discussions about ethical issues and will be encouraged to begin to identify ways to develop peer mentoring on these important topics.  I anticipate that you will actively contribute to the course through discussion and development of unique topics or case studies.

Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
61192 PHI3640 Environmental Ethics Web A Web Available
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
18508 ENG6811 Cultural Contexts in Texts & T Face2Face M 6:00PM - 8:50PM Available
No Description Available
19466 PHI3640 Environmental Ethics Web Web Available
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81775 ENG6939 Topics in Text and Technology Face2Face Tu 6:00PM - 8:50PM Available
No Description Available
81627 PHI3638 Ethic Issues in 21st Century Face2Face Tu,Th 9:00AM - 10:15AM Available
No Description Available
90580 PHI5627 Theoretical and Applied Ethics Web Web Available
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2016.

Updated: Aug 22, 2017

Philosophy Department • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
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