Keith Buhler

  • Instructor of History, Writing, and Greek, Trinity Classical Academy
  • www.keithbuhler.com/
  • Philosophy
Other Affiliations:
  • American Philosophical Association
Research Interests:
Education

Ph.D.  Philosophy, University of Kentucky, 2017 
M.A.  Philosophy, University of Kentucky, 2016
M.A.  Orthodox Theology, University of Balamand, 2014 
B.A.   Humanities, Biola University, 2004

Presentations

2017 "The Vices of Vainglory and Pride", Feb 11, at SOPHIA Conference, Sugar Land, TX.

2016 “The Cosmic Question”: Teleology without Theology in Thomas Nagel’s Mind and Cosmos, Society of Christian Philosophers, San Diego, CA.

2014 “Nihilistic Fairy Tales: Analyzing the Empty Hero in Kung Fu Panda and Great and Powerful Oz”, Faith & Film Conference, Baylor University, TX.

2014 “Is the Cosmos Causally Closed? Inductive Arguments Can’t Show It,” Oxford University, Ian Ramsey Center, St. Anne’s College.

2014 “Socratic Spiritual Direction,” SOPHIA Conference, Sugar Land, TX.

2014 “I Wouldn’t Imagine That if I Were You: Moral Imaginative Resistance in a Virtue Ethical Frame,” South Carolina Society for Philosophy, SC; and Midsouth Philosophy Conference, MI.

Biography
I completed my PhD in Philosophy at the University of Kentucky in 2017. I hold a Masters degrees in philosophy from the University of Kentucky and another in Orthodox Theology from the University of Balamand in Lebanon.  My undergraduate studies were in Humanities with an emphasis in History at Biola University. I've been a full-time educator for more than nine years, including administrative roles at two private high schools. 
 
Research
Dr Keith Buhler is a philosopher working at the University of Kentucky. His research investigates conceptions of virtue and practical wisdom and their implications for ethical and metaphysical naturalism. He approaches these themes through the engagement with both contemporary and historical texts, including Philippa Foot, John McDowell, Thomas Aquinas, and Aristotle. 
 
More broadly, he investigates areas where the putative split between facts and values or nature and normativity plays a central role: bioethics, the philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of religion. 
Courses Taught

F2016 Business Ethics 
F2016 Philosophy of CS Lewis 
S2016 Philosophy of Religion 
S2016 Virtue Ethics and Wisdom
S2016 Health Care Ethics 
S2015 Introduction to Philosophy 
F2013 Introduction to Ethics 
S2013 Introduction to Logic

Other Leadership

2013-2014 Director of High School Studies, Veritas Academy
2010-2012 Master Tutor, Torrey Academy
2010-2012 Tutor, Etum Academy, Fullerton, CA
2007-2010 Tutor, Torrey Academy, La Mirada CA
2009-2011 Lecturer, Wheatstone Academy
2004-2005 Assistant Director, Wheatstone Academy
2001-2009 Tutor, Wheatstone Academy, Fullerton, CA.
2001-2002 Great Books Tutor, Willow Elementary, Long Beach, CA.
2001 Summer English Teacher, Biola University Abroad, Mongolia.

Selected Publications: 

1. The Case for Agnosticism about Causal Closure (revise and resubmit)

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