Manuel Vargas is Professor of Philosophy and Law at the University of San Francisco. Most of his writing is about topics in the overlap of agency, morality, psychology, and the law--frequently in connection to free will and moral responsibility. He is also interested in questions of philosophical methodology and Latin American philosophy, especially historical conceptions of race and identity.
Vargas has held visiting appointments at the University of California, Berkeley and the California Institute of Technology. He also has been a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, as well as a Visiting Fellow at the McCoy Center for Ethics in Society at Stanford University.