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Wesley Buckwalter PhD

Assistant Professor, George Mason University

703.993.1290

jbuckwal@gmu.edu
 

PROFILE

Wesley Buckwalter is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and a faculty fellow in the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at George Mason University. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from the City University of New York Graduate Center. Prior to coming to Mason, he's held a Banting Fellowship at the University of Waterloo in Ontario Canada and a Presidential Fellowship at the University of Manchester in England. He specializes in epistemology, cognitive science, and moral psychology. He's published over 50 articles and chapters on moral responsibility, ability, blame, mental disorder, bias, and injustice. More information about Dr. Buckwalter's research can be found at his website

 

SELECTED MEDIA 

Peterson A, Buckwalter W. (2020). Rising Covid cases means Americans may face health care rationing. Here's how they view that. NBC News. Published online Nov, 2020.

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/rising-covid-cases-means-americans-may-face-health-care-rationing-ncna1246635

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Buckwalter, W., Rose, D., and Turri, J. (in press). Impossible Intentions. American Philosophical Quarterly.

https://osf.io/9twnp/

 

Buckwalter W, Peterson A. (2020). Public attitudes toward resource allocation in the Covid-19 pandemic; PloS ONE. 15(11): e0240651.

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0240651

 

Buckwalter, W. & Turri, J. (2020). Inability and Obligation in Intellectual Evaluation. Episteme, 17(4), 475 - 497

https://files.turri.org/research/epistemic_oic.pdf

 

Buckwalter, W. (2020). Theoretical Motivation of “Ought Implies Can”. Philosophia 48, 83-94.

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5fada21a6922b53bdd8f209d/t/5faed3d6dd1d4d05200d63d0/1605293015314/Buckwalter2020_Article_TheoreticalMotivationOfOughtIm.pdf

 

Phillips, J., Buckwalter, W., Cushman, F., Friedman, O., Martin, A., Turri, J., Santos, L., Knobe, J., (2020). Knowledge before Belief. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344203506_Knowledge_before_Belief

 

Buckwalter, W. (2020). Mind-Brain Dichotomy, Mental Disorder, and Theory of Mind. Erkenntnis 85, 511–526.

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5fada21a6922b53bdd8f209d/t/5faed3a2dd1d4d05200d5bc6/1605292964281/Dualism_Final.pdf

 

Buckwalter, W. (2019). Implicit Attitudes and the Ability Argument. Philosophical Studies 176, 2961–2990.

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5fada21a6922b53bdd8f209d/t/5faedc5b24c06f5373b2b769/1605295197597/Buckwalter2019_Article_ImplicitAttitudesAndTheAbility.pdf

 

Buckwalter, W. (2019). Epistemic Injustice in Social Cognition. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 97(2), 294-308.

https://philpapers.org/archive/BUCEII.pdf

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

Moral Encroachment, Statistical Evidence, and the Truth-Sensitivity of Epistemic

Justification. EXTRA.6 Research Colloquium, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany. November 2020.

 

Philosophy and the Replication Crisis. Keynote presentation of European Conference in Experimental Philosophy, Prague, Czech Republic. July 2020.

 

Knowledge, Adequacy, and Approximate Truth, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ. June 2020.

 

Science and the Approximation Account of Knowledge, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England. November 2019.