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Jorge Garcia

professor, philosophy, Boston College

Before coming at Boston College in 2000 as a tenured professor, Jorge Garcia taught at Rutgers University, Georgetown University, and at the University of Notre Dame. His research has focused on normative moral theory, including the concepts of goodness, desert, and virtue, and on articulating and defending a "virtues-based, role-centered, and patient-focused" moral theory, while critiquing consequentialist and other alternatives. In the last decade, Professor Garcia have written an influential series of articles philosophically developing what he calls a "volitional" conception of racism, and is currently arguing for a deflationary approach to race and ethnicity, and for narrow limits to what can be socially constructed.