CPBD 016: Andrei Buckareff – Belief, Acceptance, and Panentheism

by Luke Muehlhauser on February 7, 2010 in Podcast

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(Listen to other episodes of Conversations from the Pale Blue Dot here.)

Today I interview philosopher of religion Andrei Buckareff. Among other things, we discuss:

  • acceptance, belief, knowledge, and faith
  • varieties of pantheism and panentheism
  • how pantheism is like Thomism, but has certain advantages over it

buckareffDownload CPBD episode 016 with Andrei Buckareff. Total time is 46:13.

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Haukur February 7, 2010 at 7:23 am

I’m six minutes into the episode. Boy, am I going to use his “I accept this as true, but don’t necessarily believe it – here, have a couple of confusing analogies” stuff. Sounds like a great stance to take to annoy people in online debates.

More seriously, I do think that what we call ‘belief’, ‘knowing’ etc. are really hopelessly messy things that don’t really work like they are usually assumed to work.

Off to listen to the rest, I see you discuss eliminativism at some point – maybe that will touch on the same issues again.

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Haukur February 7, 2010 at 4:47 pm

Most interesting episode so far, from my point of view! Buckareff had interesting things to say and Luke has developed a nice and easy interview style – basically he just lets the guys talk but tries to keep them understandable and broadly on topic.

Good stuff. I’d love to hear you interview more philosophers who are religious but not committed to supernaturalism.

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lukeprog February 7, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Thanks, Haukur. Some of my listeners would like me to take a more combative tone, but I’d rather take it in this direction.

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