Andrei A. Buckareff
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601
Full-Time Academic Employment:
Associate Professor (Tenured) and Co-Director of the Cognitive Science Program, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Marist College, July 2013-present
Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Marist College, July 2007-June 2013
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Franklin & Marshall College, fall 2005-spring 2007
University of Rochester, Ph.D. in Philosophy, 2005
University of Rochester, M.A. in Philosophy, 2004
University of Rochester, M.A. in Philosophy, 2004
Texas A&M University, M.A. in Philosophy, 1999
Fuller Theological Seminary, M.A.T. in Theology, 1997
Biola University, B.A. in Philosophy, cum laude, 1995
Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind and Agency, Philosophy of Religion
Areas of Competence:
Epistemology, Moral Psychology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science
1. Aguilar, J. and Buckareff, A. (in progress) Doing Things on Purpose: An Opinionated Survey of the Philosophy of Action and Agency. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
1. Buckareff, A. and Nagasawa, Y. (in progress) Alternative Concepts of God: Essays on the Metaphysics of the Divine. New York: Oxford University Press.
2. Aguilar, J., Buckareff, A., and Frankish, K. (2010) New Waves in Philosophy of Action. London and New York: Palgrave-Macmillan.
3. Aguilar, J. and Buckareff, A. (2010) Causing Human Action: New Perspectives on the Causal Theory of Action. Cambridge, MA: Bradford/MIT Press.
4. Aguilar, J. and Buckareff, A. (2009) Philosophy of Action: 5 Questions. London: Automatic Press/VIP.
1. Buckareff, A. and Plug, A. (2010) Value, finality, and frustration: problems for escapism? In J. Buenting (ed.) The Problem of Hell: A Philosophical Anthology (pp. 77-90). Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate.
2. Aguilar, J. and Buckareff, A. (2010) The causal theory of action: origin and issues. In J. Aguilar and A. Buckareff (eds.) Causing Human Actions: New Perspectives on the Causal Theory of Action (pp. 1-26). Cambridge, MA: Bradford/MIT Press
3. Buckareff, A. and Plug, A. (2013) Hell and the problem of evil. In J. McBrayer and D. Howard-Snyder (eds.) Blackwell Companion to the Problem of Evil (pp. 128-143). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
4. Buckareff, A. (2014) Deciding to believe redux. In J. Matheson and Rico Vitz (eds.) The Ethics of Belief: Epistemic Norms and Social Contexts (pp. 33-50). New York: Oxford University Press.
5. Buckareff, A. and Kasper-Buckareff, L. (2014) Legal agreements and the capacities of agents. In E. Villanueva (ed.) Law and the Philosophy of Mind (pp. 195-220). Amsterdam: Rodopi.
6. Theological realism, divine action, and divine location. In A. Buckareff and Y. Nagasawa (eds.) Alternative Concepts of God: Essays on the Metaphysics of the Divine. New York: Oxford University Press.
1. Buckareff, A. (2000) Divine freedom and creaturely suffering in process theology: a critical appraisal. Sophia, 39, 56-69.
2. Buckareff, A. (2001) Can the agency theory be salvaged? Philosophia Christi, (Series 2) 3, 217-24.
3. Feldman, R. , and Buckareff, A. (2003) Reasons explanations and pure agency. Philosophical Studies, 112, 135-45.
4. Buckareff, A., and Zhu, J. (2004) Causalisms reconsidered. Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review, 43, 147-55.
5. Buckareff, A. (2004) Acceptance and deciding to believe. Journal of Philosophical Research, 29, 173-91.
6. Buckareff, A., and Plug, A. (2005) Escaping hell: divine motivation and the problem of hell. Religious Studies: An International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion, 41, 39-54.
7. Buckareff, A. (2005) How (not) to think about mental action. Philosophical Explorations, 8, 83-9.
8. Buckareff, A. (2005) Can faith be a doxastic venture? Religious Studies: An International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion, 41, 435-45.
9. Buckareff, A. (2006) Doxastic decisions and controlling belief. Acta Analytica, 21, 102-14.
10. Buckareff, A. (2006) Hobartian voluntarism and epistemic deontologism. Disputatio, II.21, 1-17.
11. Zhu, J., and Buckareff, A. (2006) Intentions are mental states. Philosophical Explorations, 9, 235-42.
12. Buckareff, A. (2006) Compatibilism and doxastic control. Philosophia, 34, 143-52.
13. Buckareff, A. (2007) Mental overpopulation and mental action: Protecting intentions from mental birth control. Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 37, 49-66.
14. Buckareff, A. (2008) Strategic reliabilism and the replacement thesis in epistemology. Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review, 47, 425-37.
15. Buckareff, A. (2008) Action and doxastic control: The asymmetry thesis revisited. European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, 4, 5-12.
16. Buckareff, A. (2009) Metaepistemology and divine revelation. The Heythrop Journal, 50, 85-90.
17. Aguilar, J. and Buckareff, A. (2009) Agency, consciousness, and executive control. Philosophia, 37, 21-30.
18. Buckareff, A. and Plug, A. (2009) Escapism, religious luck, and divine reasons for action. Religious Studies: An International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion, 45, 63-72.
19. Buckareff, A. and Zhu, J. (2009) The Primacy of the Mental in the Explanation of Human Action. Disputatio, III.26, 73-88.
20. Buckareff, A. (2010) Acceptance does not entail belief. International Journal of Philosophical Studies, 18, 255-61.
21. Buckareff, A. and Van Wagenen, J. (2010) Surviving Resurrection. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 67, 123-39.
A. (2011) Intralevel Mental Causation. Frontiers of Philosophy in China: Special Issue on Philosophy of Action, 6, 402-25.
23. Buckareff, A. (2011) Action-individuation and doxastic agency. Theoria, 77, 312-32.
24. *Buckareff, A. (2011) How does agent-causal power work? The Modern Schoolman: Special Issue on Free Will and Moral Responsibility, 88, 105-21.
25. *Buckareff, A. (2012) An action-theoretic problem for intralevel mental causation. Philosophical Issues: A Supplement to Noûs, 22, 89-105.
26. Buckareff, A. (2012) Omniscience, the Incarnation, and Knowledge De Se. European Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 4, 59-71.
1. Buckareff, A. (1997) Review of David Basinger, The case for freewill theism. Philosophia Christi, (Series One) 20, 66-9.
2. Buckareff, A. (2000) Review of John Sanders, The God who risks: A theology of providence. Koinonia,12, 287-90.
3. Buckareff, A. (2001) Review of Timothy O’Connor, Persons and causes: The metaphysics of free will. Auslegung, 24, 219-26.
4. Buckareff, A. (2002) Review of Elijah Millgram, Practical induction. Auslegung, 25, 161-66.
5. Buckareff, A. (2005) Review of G.F. Schueler, Reasons and purposes: Human rationality and the teleological explanation of action. Philosophical Psychology, 18, 145-49.
6. Buckareff, A. (2006) Review of Keith Frankish, Mind and supermind. Philosophy in Review, 26, 254-56.
7. Buckareff, A. (2006) Review of Michael A. Bishop and J.D. Trout, Epistemology and the psychology of human judgment. Philosophical Psychology, 19, 847-51.
8. Buckareff, A. (2008) Review of William Rowe, Can God be free? The Review of Metaphysics, 61. 664-66.
9. Buckareff, A. (2008) Review of Peter Forrest, Developmental theism: From pure will to unbounded love. Philosophy in Review, 28, 194-96
10. Buckareff, A. (2009) Permissible faith ventures: A review of John Bishop, Believing by faith; an essay on the epistemology and ethics of religious belief. Sophia, 48, 85-90.
11. Buckareff, A. (2009) Review of Yujin Nagasawa, God and phenomenal consciousness: a novel approach to knowledge arguments. Philosophy in Review, 29, 208-10.
12. Buckareff, A. (2010) Review of E.J. Lowe, Personal agency: the metaphysics of mind and action. Philosophy in Review, 30, 276-79.
13. Buckareff, A. (2011) Review of Maria Alvarez, Kinds of Reasons. Philosophy in Review, 31, 245-47.
14. Buckareff, A. (2012) Review of Bruno Verbeek, ed., Reasons and Intentions. Journal of Moral Philosophy, 9, 308-10.
15. Buckareff, A. (2012) Review of Lucy O'Brien and Matthew Soteriou, Mental Actions. The Philosophical Quarterly, 62, 401-403.
16. Buckareff, A. (2012) Review of Gregg Caruso, Free Will and Consciousness: A Determinist Account of the Illusion of Free Will. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
17. Buckareff, A. (2013) Review of Helen Steward, A metaphysics for freedom. Philosophy in Review, 33, 493-495.
18. Buckareff, A. (2014) Review of Giuseppina D’Oro and Constantine Sandis, eds., Reasons and causes: causalism and anti-causalism in the philosophy of action. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
1. Opinion Piece: “Author Says Military Actions in Gaza Morally Unjustified,” Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Online, January 6, 2009
Selected Professional Presentations:
Invited (job talks are not included):
1. “Escaping Hell: Divine Motivation and the Problem of Hell” (with Allen Plug)
2. “Hell: The Problem, Options, and a Proposal” (with Allen Plug)
3. “Mental Overpopulation and Mental Action: Protecting Intentions from Mental Birth Control”
4. “Epistemic Fit and Divine Revelation”, Book Symposium on William J. Abraham, Crossing the Threshold of Divine Revelation
5. “A Pairing Problem for Immaterial Divine Agency”
6. “Ontological Naturalism and Alternative Conceptions of God”
7. “Agent-Causal Power”
8. “Divine Materialism”
9. "Eternalists Cannot be Humean Compatibilists"
10. “Theistic Internalism, Omniscience, and Pan(en)theism”
11. “Legal Agreements and the Capacities of Agents” (with Lara E. Kasper-Buckareff)
1. “Evolution, Suffering, and Divine Action in Process Theism: A Critique”
2. “Agency Theory Naturalized?”
3. “Reasons and the Explanation of Actions within the Agency Theory”
4. “Reasons-Explanations and Pure Agency” (with Richard Feldman)
5. “Negligence and Epistemic Justification”
6. “Escaping Hell: Divine Motivation and the Problem of Hell” (with Allen Plug)
7. “Social Psychology and the Ethics of Belief”
8. “How (Not) To Think About Mental Action”
9. “Epistemically Irresponsible Action and Epistemic Justification”
10. “Intentions are Mental States” (with Jing Zhu)
11. “Can Faith Be a Doxastic Venture?”
12. “Protecting Intentions from Mental Birth Control”
13. “Strategic Reliabilism and the Replacement Thesis”
14. “The Ontology of Action and Divine Agency”
15. “The Primacy of the Mental in the Explanation of Human Action” (with Jing Zhu)
16. “Action Individuation and Doxastic Agency”
18. “Omniscience, Ways of Knowing, and Knowledge De Se”
19. “A Problem for Intralevel Mental Causation”
20. “Agent-Causal Power"
21. “A God for the OmniGod Atheist?
22. “Agency, Causalism, and Intentional Omissions”
1. Comments on Douglas Lavin's “Practical Rationality and the Possibility of Error” at the 24th Annual Mid-South Philosophy Conference, February 24-26, 2000, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
2. Comments on Anne Tarver's “Revisiting Reactive Attitudes” at the Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, May 3-5, 2001, Minneapolis, MN
3. Comments on Jill Rusin's “A Problem for Contextualism” at the University of Rochester Graduate Epistemology Conference, November 2-3, 2001, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
4. Comments on Jeff Mitchell’s “Religious Faith and the Philosophical Attitude” at the 26th Annual Mid-South Philosophy Conference, February 22-23, 2002, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
5. Comments on Chase Wrenn’s “Hypothetical and Categorical Epistemic Normativity” at the 94th Annual Meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, March 28-30, 2002, Nashville, TN
6. Comments on Zac Cogley’s “Whose Evaluative Practice, Which Self-Understanding?” at the Ohio Philosophical Association Annual Meeting, April 5, 2003, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH
7. Comments on Manuel Vargas’s “Moral Influence, Moral Responsibility” at the Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, March 23-27, 2005, San Francisco, CA
8. Comments on Mark Wunderlich’s “The Tracking Theory of Epistemic Justification” at the Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, March 22-26, 2006, Portland, OR
9. Comments on Edward Hinchman’s “Receptivity and the Will” at the Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, April 27-29, 2006, Chicago, IL
10. Comments on Alfred R. Mele’s “Practical Mistakes and Intentional Actions” (with Jing Zhu) for the First Online Philosophy Conference, May 2006 http://experimentalphilosophy.typepad.com/online_philosophy_confere/
11. Comments on Jennifer Morton’s “Practical Reasoning and the Varieties of Agency” at the Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, April 3-8, 2007, San Francisco, CA
12. Comments on Eric Wiland’s “Intentional Action and ‘In Order To’” at the Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, April 19-21, 2007, Chicago, IL
13. Comments on Chris Ferro, “The Philosophy of Action and the So-Called Problem of Causal Deviance” at the Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, February 18-21, 2009, Chicago, IL
14. Comments on Ruth Chang, “Do We Have Normative Powers?” at the Sociedad Filosofica Ibero Americana (SOFIA) XVIII Conference: Philosophy of Action, Huatulco, Mexico, January 8-10, 2010
15. Comments on Baron Reed, “Fallibilism, Epistemic Possibility, and Epistemic Agency” at the Sociedad Filosofica Ibero Americana (SOFIA) XIX Conference : Epistemic Agency, Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico, January 9-11, 2012
16. Comments on Peter Forrest, “A Case for Pantheism” at the Alternative Concepts of God Workshop, July 19-20, 2012, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England
17. Comments on Santiago Amaya, "Slips and Basic Action" at the Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, March 27-31, 2013, San Francisco, CA
18. Comments on Kenneth Silver, “The Constitution of Action” at the Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, February 26-March 1, 2014, Chicago, IL
19. Comments on Seth Shabo, “Is the Problem of Luck the Compatibilist’s Problem, Too?” at the Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, April 16-20, 2014
1. “Philosophical Perspectives on Theories of the Atonement,” Adult Religious Education Class, spring 2006, St. James’s Episcopal Church, Lancaster, PA
2. “Faith and Politics: Religion in the Public Square,” Adult Religious Education Class, fall 2006, St. James’s Episcopal Church, Lancaster, PA
3. Panelist, Ethics Forum, 2008 Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program: “Ecology in Context,” Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, July 24, 2008
4. “Faith and the Public Square: The Case for Public Reason and Against Sectarian Reasons,” October 19, 2008, Christ Episcopal Church, Poughkeepsie, NY
5. “Faith and Politics: The Case for Public Reason and Against Sectarian Reasons,” Adult Religious Education Class, November 1, 2009, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, New Paltz, NY
6. Podcast Interview: "Belief, Acceptance, and Panentheism," Conversations from the Pale Blue Dot, episode 016: <http://commonsenseatheism.com/?p=6432>
7. Interviewed by Robert Kuhn on topics in Philosophy of Religion and Philosophy of Action for the Closer to Truth television show on PBS and webcast series (the episodes have yet to be aired): <http://www.closertotruth.com/>_________________________________________________________________________________________
Selected Honors and Awards:
Summer Research Grant, Marist College, summer 2012
John Templeton Foundation project grant (with Yujin Nagasawa, University of Birmingham, U.K.) for “Exploring Alternative Concepts of God,” 2011-13
Selected to be a participant in the Experimental Philosophy of Free Will Bootcamp and Workshop, Yale University, summer 2011
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar Fellowship to attend NEH Seminar on Metaphysics and Mind, Washington University at St. Louis (Director: John Heil), summer 2009
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for College and University Teachers Fellowship to attend NEH Institute on Experimental Philosophy, University of Utah (Directors: Ron Mallon and Shaun Nichols), summer 2009 (Had to decline in order to attend the NEH Seminar on Metaphysics and Mind)
Grant, School of Liberal Arts, Marist College, summer 2008, spring 2009, spring
2010, spring 2011, spring 2012, spring 2013, spring 2014, spring 2015
Special Recognition Award for Achievement in Scholarship, Marist College, 2007-08
Grants, Marist College, every fall and spring term for travel to conferences
from fall 2007-spring 2011 and spring 2012, spring 2013, fall 2013, spring 2013, spring 2014, fall 2014, spring 2015
Provost's Fellowship (service-free fellowship), University of Rochester, 2000-2002, 2004-2005
University Fellowship, University of Rochester, 2002-2004
Nominated for the Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student, 2003
The College Writing Program Teaching Fellowship, University of Rochester, 2002-2003
Graduate Student Travel Grant, Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, 2002
Graduate Assistantship, Texas A&M University, spring 1998-fall 1999
Lewis Smedes Scholarship, Fuller Theological Seminary, 1996-1997
Graduated Cum Laude from Biola University
To the Profession:
Co-founder and member of the organizing committee for the Society for Philosophy of Agency, 2011-present
Area Editor (Action Theory) at PhilPapers <http://philpapers.org>, March 2011-present
Co-Webmaster (with Constantine Sandis) of Philosophy of Action <http://www.philosophyofaction.com>, March 2010-present
Occasional referee for the following journals:
Acta Analytica, American Philosophical Quarterly, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Dialectica, Episteme: Journal of Social Epistemology, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Faith and Philosophy, Journal of Philosophical Research, Mind, Monist, Oxford Bibliographies Online, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophia, Philosophical Papers, Philosophical Psychology, Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophical Studies, Polish Journal of Philosophy, Religious Studies, Sophia, Theoria, Topics in Contemporary Philosophy
Manuscript Referee for Longman
Publishing, Oxford University Press, Palgrave-Macmillan, and Routledge
Consultant/Advisor for Broadview Press, Longman Publishing, Oxford University Press, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, and Wiley-Blackwell
Session Chair (Moral Psychology), CPA Annual Congress, May 30-June 3, 2003, Halifax, NS
Session Chair (Practical Reason), Central APA, April 22-26, 2004, Chicago, IL
To the College:
Developing Cognitive Science Minor (with faculty from Biology, English, Philosophy, and Psychology), 2011-present
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies Internship Coordinator, 2011-present
Committee on Marist College Mission and Integrity for Middle States Accreditation, 2011-2012
Academic Standards Committee, Member, 2008-2011
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies Colloquium Coordinator, 2007-2011
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies Works in Progress Group Coordinator, 2007-2011
Evolution Reading Group, Co-Coordinator, 2008-present
Philosophy Search Committee Member for Specialist in Early Modern Philosophy, 2007-08
Course Development for Catalogue: Contemporary Analytic Philosophy, fall 2007
Franklin & Marshall College
Faculty Sponsor for Student Intern at MidPenn Legal Services, spring 2007
Organizer for Departments of Philosophy and Scientific and Philosophical Studies of the Mind Colloquium (Thomas Nadelhoffer), spring 2007
Honors Thesis Defense Committee Member, Department of Philosophy, spring 2006, spring 2007
Organizer for Departments of Scientific and Philosophical Studies of the Mind and Philosophy Colloquium (Joshua Knobe), spring 2006
To the Community:
Member: Advisory Board (Vestry), spring 2010-spring 2011, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, New Paltz, NY
John Bishop, Professor of Philosophy, Department of
Philosophy, University of Auckland
Randolph Clarke, Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Florida State University
Richard Feldman, Professor of Philosophy and Dean of The College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering, Department of Philosophy, University of Rochester
John Heil, Professor of Philosophy, Department of
Philosophy, Washington University in St.
Hugh J. McCann, Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy and Humanities, Texas A&M University
Alfred R. Mele, William H. and Lucyle T. Werkmeister
Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Florida State University