I am a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Philosophy Department at the University of Waterloo and work in John Turri's Philosophical Science Lab. Before that, I completed my PhD in the Department of Philosophy at the City University of New York Graduate Center.
I specialize in epistemology, philosophy of mind, and cognitive science. A unifying theme of my research in these areas has been to study phenomenon such as knowledge, belief, delusion, consciousness, ability, luck, morality, expertise, and biases in light of pragmatic factors that arise in the course of practical reasoning and decision-making important for our everyday lives. I also do a lot of work in aesthetics, philosophy of science, and moral psychology.
My volume The Blackwell Companion to Experimental Philosophy is now in press. The general introduction explains what this is all about.
This term I am teaching Philosophy 350, an upper level epistemology class on "Theories of Knowledge" and epsitemic norms. You can download my course syllabus here.
Descartes’s Schism, Locke’s Reunion: Completing the Pragmatic Turn in Epistemology
Turri J & Buckwalter W, American Philosophical Quarterly
Intuition Fail: Philosophical Activity and the Limits of Expertise
Buckwalter W, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research
Telling, Showing and Knowing: A unified theory of pedagogical norms
Buckwalter W & Turri J, Analysis 74 (1):16-20
Knowledge, Stakes, and Mistakes
Buckwalter W & Schaffer J, Noûs 49 (2):201–234
Factive Verbs and Protagonist Projection
Buckwalter W, Episteme 11, 4 391–409
Function and Feeling Machines: A defense of the philosophical conception of subjective experience
Buckwalter W & Phelan M, Philosophical Studies 166 (2):349-361
Knowledge and Luck
Turri J, Buckwalter W & Blouw P, Psychonomic Bulletin and Review 22 (2):378-390
Neuroscientific Prediction and the Intrusion of Intuitive Metaphysics
Rose D, Buckwalter W & Nichols S, Cognitive Science
When Words Speak Louder Than Actions: Delusion, Belief, and the Power of Assertion
Rose W, Buckwalter W & Turri J, Australasian Journal of Philosophy (4):1-18
The Epistemic Side-Effect Effect
Beebe J R & Buckwalter W, Mind and Language 25 (4):474-498
To see a long list of all my publications, check out on my philpapers profile.