Manuel Vargas is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego. He works on questions at the intersection of ethics and naturalistic conceptions of human agency, as well as topics in Latin American and Latinx philosophy.
My background is in feminist epistemology, bioethics, and philosophy of science. My dissertation focused on concepts of epistemic responsibility informed by feminist epistemology, disability theory, and addiction studies. My current projects focus on the risks of praise in our moral and epistemic practices. For example, I’m interested in the ways in which praise can be used to uphold and enforce problematic social norms, and can contribute to broader patterns of unfair distributions of positive evaluative attitudes (epistemic and moral). I am also interested in ecological concepts of ability and responsibility across epistemic, moral and political discourse
Gabriela Fernández is a psychologist from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and MA in Psychology from Universidad de los Andes. She is the coordinator of LATAM Free Will, Agency, and Responsibility project. Her main research interests are grit in professions where it is difficult to succeed, and forgiveness.
Universidad de los Andes Department of Philosophy
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