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Manuel Vargas is Professor of Philosophy and Law at the University of San Francisco. He received his Joint-Ph.D. in Philosophy and Humanities from Stanford University in 2001. Vargas publishes widely on the overlap of moral, psychological, and legal issues concerning human agency, as well as on topics in Latin American and Latino philosophy. He is the author of Building Better Beings: A Theory of Moral Responsibility (Oxford, 2013),  Four Views on Free Will (Blackwell, 2007), co-authored with John Martin Fischer, Robert Kane, and Derk Pereboom, and co-editor of Rational and Social Agency: The Philosophy of Michael Bratman (Oxford, 2014), with Gideon Yaffe.

Vargas' research has been recognized with year-long research fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and the Stanford Humanities Center. He has also been a Visiting Fellow at the McCoy Center for Ethics in Society at Stanford University, and has held visiting appointments at the University of California, Berkeley, and the California Institute of Technology. He was also a recipient of the first American Philosophical Association Prize in Latin American Thought.

Vargas has taught courses in a wide range of departments and programs, including the departments of Philosophy and Psychology, Latin American Studies, the Honors Program in the Humanities, the St. Ignatius Institute, and the School of Law. At USF, he has won numerous awards for his research, including the 2012 Distinguished Research Award (a university-wide award given annually to a single faculty member in the university for outstanding research accomplishment), the inaugural College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Scholar Award (2012), and the Provost's Faculty Team Innovation Award (2011). He has held both the NEH Chair in the Humanities (2005-2006, 2013-14) and the Davies Professorship (2012).

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Mailing address is:
USF Philosophy KA 113
2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA  94117