• Role:

  • Position:

    • Professor
    • Chair, Department of Philosophy
  • Concentration:

    • Indian and Buddhist philosophy
    • philosophy of mind
    • metaphysics
  • Department:

    • Philosophy
  • Education:

    • Ph.D., University of Hawai'i, Manoa, 2003
  • Curriculum Vitae:


MacKenzie specializes in Buddhist and Indian philosophy, philosophy of mind, and metaphysics. His research takes a cross-cultural, interdisciplinary approach to questions of consciousness, selfhood, and embodiment. He has published in numerous journals, including Philosophy East & West, Asian Philosophy, Journal of Consciousness Studies, and  Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. He has also contributed book chapters to The Oxford Handbook of Virtue and The Bloomsbury Handbook of Indian Metaphysics and Epistemology, among other books in cross-cultural philosophy of mind.

For the fall 2018 semester, he'll be traveling the world with Semester at Sea as a Global Teaching Scholar.


  • PHIL 170: World Philosophies

  • PHIL 360: Topics in Asian Philosophy

  • PHIL 438: Philosophy of Mind

  • PHIL 463: Seminar in Religious Studies

  • PHIL 500: Seminar in Major Philosophical Texts