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School of Liberal Arts


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Andrei A. Buckareff

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

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

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

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

Buckareff, A. (2008) Strategic reliabilism and the replacement thesis in epistemology. Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review, 47, 425-37.

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. (2014) Deciding to believe redux. In J. Matheson and Rico Vitz (eds.) The Ethics of Belief: Epistemic Norms and Social Contexts. New York: Oxford University Press.

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. (2018) I’m just sitting around doing nothing: on exercising intentional agency in omitting to act. Synthese, 195, 4617-4635.

Buckareff, A. (2019) Time, leeway, and the laws of nature: why Humean compatibilists cannot be eternalists. Metaphysica: International Journal for Ontology and Metaphysics, 20, 51-71.

Buckareff, A. (2019) Unity, ontology, and the divine mind. International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion, 85, 319-333.

Buckareff, A. (2021) Pantheism does not preclude the possibility of post-mortem survival. In T. Ryan Byerly (ed.) Death, Immortality, and Eternal Life (82-98). New York: Routledge.

Buckareff, A., Andrews, M., and Brennan, S. (forthcoming) Contra static dispositions. Metaphysica: International Journal for Ontology and Metaphysics.

Buckareff, A. (forthcoming) Two-way powers as derivative powers. In M. Brent (ed.) Mental action and the conscious mind. New York: Routledge.

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: