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
Email: andrei.buckareff@marist.edu
Personal Web Page: http://andrei.buckareff.googlepages.com/
Degrees Held:

Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Rochester, 2005

Bio:

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 three cats.

Interests:

Apart from doing philosophy, I enjoy skateboarding, 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

Publications:

My CV (with a complete list of publications) can be found here

PhilPapers Profile (including links to papers not listed below)

Books Edited:
Alternative Concepts of God: Essays on the Metaphysics of the Divine (co-editor with Yujin Nagasawa) (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016). information here

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
Reviewed in Australasian Journal of Philosophy (reviewer: Ryan Cox), Metapsychology (reviewer: María Navarro)

Causing Human Actions: New Perspectives on the Causal Theory of Action (co-editor with Jesús Aguilar)(Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010) information here
Reviewed in Ethics (reviewer: Scott Sehon), Analysis (reviewer: Maria Alvarez), Philosophical Psychology (reviewer: Zachary Martin), Mind (reviewer: Olav Gjelsvik), Philosophy in Review (reviewer: Christopher Franklin)

Philosophy of Action: 5 Questions(co-editor with Jesús Aguilar) (London: Automatic Press/VIP, 2009) available here
Reviewed in Metapsychology by Neil Levy

Selected Journal Articles and Book Chapters:

"Reasons Explanations and Pure Agency" (with Richard Feldman), Philosophical Studies 112 (2003), 135-45.

"Acceptance and Deciding to Believe," Journal of Philosophical Research 29 (2004), 173-91.

"Escaping Hell: Divine Motivation and the Problem of Hell" (with Allen Plug), Religious Studies: An International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion 41 (2005), 39-54.

"Intentions are Mental States" (with Jing Zhu), Philosophical Explorations: An International Journal for the Philosophy of Mind and Action 9 (2006), 235-242.

"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.

"Theological Realism, Divine Action, and Divine Location," in A.A. Buckareff and Y. Nagasawa, eds., Alternative Concepts of God: Essays in the Metaphysics of the Divine (213-33). New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.

"Pantheism and Saving God," Sophia 55 (2016): 347-355.

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)

"Review of John Hyman, Action, Knowledge, and Will." Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2016)

Exhibitions:

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.

Flickers of Freedom Blog

I am also the area editor for Action Theory, Causal Theory of Action, and Pantheism at PhilPapers

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

Research Interests:

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

Affiliations:

  • American Philosophical Association
  • Asociación Latinoamericana de Filosofía Analítica
  • Australasian Association of Philosophy
  • Cognitive Science Society
  • Society for Philosophy of Agency
  • Society for the Metaphysics of Science
  • Society for Philosophy and Psychology

 

Presentations:

Selected Recent and Upcoming Presentations:

"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

"Theistic Internalism, Omniscience, and Pan(en)theism," 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

Miscellaneous:

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

Other resources

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.

A Companion to Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand

Miscellaneous

Joy Division Official Site