|Name:||Dr. Andrei A. Buckareff|
|Title:||Associate Professor of Philosophy and Co-Director of the Cognitive Science Program|
|Office Location:||Fontaine 325|
|Extension:||(845) 575-3000 ext. 2691|
|Personal Web Page:||http://andrei.buckareff.googlepages.com/|
Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Rochester, 2005
I am originally from the West Coast (born in Seattle, growing up in Alaska and California).
I live in Ulster County with my wife, son, and two cats.
Apart from doing philosophy, I enjoy skateboarding, snowboarding, vegan cooking, brewing beer, hiking, cinema, and listening to live and recorded music (I'm particularly fond of post-punk, post-rock, and post-metal).
|Awards & Honors:||
John Templeton Foundation Grant with Yujin Nagasawa (University of Birmingham) for our project, "Pantheism and Panentheism," 2017-2019
James A. Cannavino Library Faculty Award for Scholarship, Marist College, 2015
John Templeton Foundation Grant with Yujin Nagasawa (University of Birmingham) for our project, "Exploring Alternative Concepts of God," 2011-2013
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar Grant to participate in the Seminar on Metaphysics and Mind, Washington University in St. Louis, June 8-July 17, 2009, directed by John Heil
My CV (with a complete list of publications) can be found here
PhilPapers Profile (including links to papers not listed below)
Agency, Freedom, and Moral Responsibility (co-editor with Carlos Moya and Sergi Rosell) (New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2015) information here Reviewed in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (reviewer: Robyn Repko Waller), Reviewed in Metapsychology (reviewer: Mattias Gunnemyr)
New Waves in the Philosophy of Action(co-editor with Jesús Aguilar and Keith Frankish) (New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2010) information here
Causing Human Actions: New Perspectives on the Causal Theory of Action (co-editor with Jesús Aguilar)(Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010) information here
"Mental Overpopulation and Mental Action: Protecting Intentions from Mental Birth Control," Canadian Journal of Philosophy 37 (2007), 49-66
"Strategic Reliabilism and the Replacement Thesis in Epistemology," Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review 47 (2008), 425-437.
"Agency, Consciousness, and Executive Control"(with Jesús Aguilar), Philosophia 37 (2009), 21-30.
"Surviving Resurrection" (with Joel Van Wagenen--a Marist alumnus and former student of mine), International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 67 (2010), 123-39.
"How Does Agent-Causal Power Work?," The Modern Schoolman: Special Issue on Free Will and Moral Responsibility 88 (2011): 105-121.
"An Action Theoretic Problem for Intralevel Mental Causation," Philosophical Issues 22 (2012): 89-105.
"Hell and the Problem of Evil" (with Allen Plug), in Daniel Howard-Snyder and Justin McBrayer, eds., The Blackwell Companion to the Problem of Evil (128-43). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
"Deciding to Believe Redux," in Jonathan Matheson and Rico Vitz, eds., The Ethics of Belief (33-50). New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.
"Legal Agreements and the Capacities of Agents" (with Lara E. Kasper-Buckareff) in Enrique Villanueva, ed., Law and the Philosophy of Action (195-220). Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2014.
"Escaping Hell but not Heaven" (with Allen Plug), International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 77 (2015): 247-253.
"Pantheism and Saving God," Sophia 55 (2016): 347-355.
"A Critique of Substance Causation," Philosophia 45 (2017): 1019-1026.
"Divine Love and Hell" (with Allen Plug), In Yujin Nagasawa and Benjamin Matheson, eds., The Palgrave Handbook of the Afterlife (197-214). New York: Palgrave, 2017.
"Theistic Consubstantialism and Omniscience," Religious Studies: An International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion (forthcoming)
"I'm Just Sitting Around Doing Nothing: On Exercising Intentional Agency in Omitting to Act," Synthese (forthcoming)
Book Reviews for Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
"Review of Gregg Caruso, Free will and consciousness: A determinist account of the illusion of free will,"Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2012)
"Review of Giuseppina D'Oro and Constantine Sandis, Reasons and Causes: Causalism and Anti-Causalism in the Philosophy of Action," Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2014)
I am an Associate Editor for the journal, Science, Religion, and Culture
I'm one of a number of contributors to a blog devoted to agency and free will. I'm also the co-editor/creator of a website devoted to the philosophy of action, broadly construed.
Finally, I am a founding member of the Organizing Committee for the Society for Philosophy of Agency
Interviews with me on PBS's Closer to Truth series can be found here
Conversations from the Pale Blue Dot interview
Metaphysics (metaphysics of science, including causal powers/dispositions, causation, and laws of nature)
Philosophy of Mind and Agency (theories of intentional agency, mental agency, mental causation, omissions, and reasons-explanations of action)
Philosophy of Religion (alternative conceptions of the divine, the problem of hell, cognitive science of religion)
Philosophy of Cognitive Science (cognitive architecture and the mechanisms of attitude-formation, neuroscience and psychology of intentional action)
|Conferences & Workshops:||
Participant in Experimental Philosophy of Free Will Workshop and Bootcamp, Yale University, August 12-13, 2011, directed by Joshua Knobe and Shaun Nichols
Participant in NEH Summer Seminar on Metaphysics and Mind, Washington University in St. Louis, June 8-July 17, 2009, directed by John Heil
Selected Recent and Upcoming Presentations:
"Unity, Ontology, and the Divine Mind," Brackenridge Conference on the Work of Mark Johnston, University of Texas-San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, October 11-12, 2017; 2018 Meeting of the Society for Philosophy of Religion, New Orleans, LA, March 1-3, 2018
"Reducing Two-Way Powers," Conference on Mental Action and the Ontology of Mind, Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Study at the University of London, London, U.K., November 16-17, 2017
"Guiding Agency," Fourth Conference of La Asociación Latinoamericana de Filosofía Analítica, San José, Costa Rica, May 25-27, 2016; MiLAct 16: Newton Fund Conference on the Philosophies of Mind, Language, and Action, São Paulo, Brazil, September 16-23, 2016; Third Annual Society for the Metaphysics of Science Conference, Fordham University, New York, October 5-7, 2017
"Theistic Internalism, Omniscience, and Pan(en)theism," John Hick Centre for the Philosophy of Religion, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, U.K., September 13, 2013; Main Program of the 2016 Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, San Francisco, CA
"Exercising Intentional Agency in the Guidance of Action," Simposio sobre la Agencia, Responsibilidad y Carácter, Universidad de los Andes y Universidad del Rosario, Bogatá, Colombia, November 5-6, 2015
"A Constitutive Aim Theory of Procedural Epistemic Normativity," Main Program of the 2015 Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Vancouver, BC
"Agency, Causalism, and Intentional Omissions," Annual Meeting of the Central States Philosophical Association, October 10-11, 2014, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL; Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, February 18-20, 2015, St. Louis, MO
"Legal Agreements and the Capacities of Agents," Simposio sobre la Agencia, Responsibilidad y Carácter, Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia, November 7-8, 2013
"A God for the OmniGod Atheist?," British Society for the Philosophy of Religion, Oriel College, Oxford University, September 11-13, 2013
"Eternalists Cannot be Humean Compatibilists," Symposium on Alternatives, Belief, and Action, Universitat de Valencia, Valencia, Spain, November 15-16, 2012; Philosophy of Time Society Group Meeting at the Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, February 18-21, 2009, Chicago, IL
"Agent-Causal Power," Main Program of the 2012 Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Seattle, WA; Second Conference on Responsibility, Agency, and Persons, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 2011; The Beijing International Symposium: On Human Action and Human Knowledge, Institute of Foreign Philosophy, Peking University, Beijing, China, 2010
"Divine Materialism," Main Program of the 2011 Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, San Diego, CA
"A Problem for Intralevel Mental Causation," Main Program of the 2011 Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Minneapolis, MN; The 2011 Eastern Regional Meeting of the Society of Christian Philosophers at Fordham University, New York, NY
"Omniscience, Ways of Knowing, and Knowledge De Se," Main Program of the 2010 Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Chicago, IL
"The Ontology of Action and Divine Agency," Main Program of the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association, 2008, Pasadena, CA; British Society for the Philosophy of Religion, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University, 2007
Some open-source philosophy journals
The Australasian Journal of Logic, Canadian Journal of Philosophy (from 2002-2005), Critica: Revista Hispanoamericana de Filosofía, Disputatio, Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy, Philosophers' Imprint, SWIF Philosophy of Mind Review
The John Anderson Archive (University of Sydney): Anderson was one of the most influential figures in Australian philosophy in the first half of the 20th Century, directly influencing some of the greatest metaphysicians to come from Australia--even if they did not finally accept Anderson's system in the end (e.g., D.M. Armstrong, J.L. Mackie, and George Molnar). Anderson is, in my mind, one of the most under-appreciated philosophers of the 20th Century.
The Philosophical Lexicon: If you've wondered how to use "castañeda" (as in Hector-Neri Castañeda) as a verb, now you can learn how.
List of the published works of C.B. Martin: In my humble opinion, the most underrated philosopher in recent history.