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Academic School

School of Liberal Arts


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845-575-3000, ext. 2691


Andrei A. Buckareff

Associate Professor of Philosophy; Co-Director of the Cognitive Science Program


I teach courses on various topics in metaphysics, epistemology, and cognitive science. My research these days is primarily focused on applying a neo-Aristotelian ontology of causal powers to address various problems in the metaphysics of science and to address some puzzles in the metaphysics of mind and agency along with developing a pantheistic conception of the divine. In what passes for my spare time, I enjoy brewing beer, hiking, mountain biking, skateboarding, snowboarding, and vegan cooking. I live in Ulster County with my spouse, son, and two cats.


PhD, Philosophy, University of Rochester, 2005
MA, Philosophy, University of Rochester, 2004
MA, Philosophy, Texas A&M University, 1999
MA, Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary, 1997
BA, Philosophy, Biola University, cum laude, 1995

Research Interests / Areas of Focus

Areas of Research Specialization: Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind and Agency, Philosophy of Religion

Areas of Teaching Competence: Epistemology, Moral Psychology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science

Selected Publications

Aguilar, J. and Buckareff, A. (eds.) (2010) Causing Human Actions: New Perspectives on the Causal Theory of Action. Cambridge, MA: Bradford/MIT Press.

Buckareff, A. and Nagasawa, Y. (eds.) (2016) Alternative Concepts of God: Essays on the Metaphysics of the Divine. New York: Oxford University Press.

Buckareff, A. (2007) Mental overpopulation and mental action: Protecting intentions from mental birth control. Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 37, 49-66.

Buckareff, A. (2012) An action theoretic problem for intralevel mental causation. Philosophical Issues, 22, 89-105.

Buckareff, A. and Kasper-Buckareff, L. (2014) Legal agreements and the capacities of agents. In E. Villanueva (ed.) Law and the Philosophy of Action (195-220). Amsterdam: Rodopi.

Buckareff, A. (2017) A Critique of Substance Causation. Philosophia, 45, 1019-1026.

Buckareff, A. (2018) Theistic consubstantialism and omniscience. Religious Studies: An International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion, 54, 233-245.

Buckareff, A. (forthcoming) I’m just sitting around doing nothing: on exercising intentional agency in omitting to act. Synthese.

Buckareff, A. (forthcoming) “Unity, ontology, and the divine mind. International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion.

Selected Presentations

“Agency, Causalism, and Intentional Omissions,” Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, February 18-20, 2015, St. Louis, MO

“Guiding Agency” (with Jesús Aguilar), MiLAct 16: Newton Fund Conference on the Philosophies of Mind, Language, and Action, São Paulo, Brazil, September 19-23, 2016

“Theistic Internalism, Omniscience, and Pan(en)theism,” Symposium on Alternative Concepts of God, Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophy Association, San Francisco, California, March 30-April 2, 2016

“Reducing Two-Way Powers,” Conference on Mental Action and the Ontology of Mind, Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Study at the University of London, London, U.K., November 16-17, 2017

“Unity, Ontology, and the Divine Mind,” 2018 Meeting of the Society for Philosophy of Religion, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 1-3, 2018

“Contra Static Dispositions,” Ninth Conference of the Spanish Society for Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science, Facultad de Filosofia, Edificio de Humanidades UNED, Madrid, Spain, November 13-16, 2018.

Awards and Honors

John Templeton Foundation project grant (JTF grant #59140, Award: $213,196) with Yujin Nagasawa (University of Birmingham, U.K.) for “The Pantheism and Panentheism Project,” for two workshops, administering summer stipends, two edited journal issues, and personal research, January 2017-September 2019

2015-2016 James A. Cannavino Library Faculty Award for Scholarship, Marist College

John Templeton Foundation project grant (JTF grant #20308, Award: $54,950) with Yujin Nagasawa (University of Birmingham, U.K.) for a project on “Exploring Alternative Concepts of God,” a workshop, personal research, and an edited volume, January 2011-February 2014

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar Grant to attend NEH Seminar on Metaphysics and Mind, Washington University at St. Louis (Director: John Heil), summer 2009

Media links

Interview for the Panpsycast podcast series (scheduled for May 31, 2019):

Interview: “Andrei Buckareff on Alternative Concepts of God,” Interviewed by Dale Tuggy for the Thinking About Religion podcast series, Season 1, Episode 5:

Interview on the Blog of the APA:

Interviews on PBS’s Closer to Truth:

Interview: “Andrei Buckareff—Belief, Acceptance, and Panentheism,” Interviewed by Luke Muelhauser for the Conversations from the Blue Dot podcast series, February 7, 2010: