Dr Miguel Garcia Godinez
Miguel Garcia is an IRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Philosophy at UCC. Before coming to Ireland, he held a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Institute for Philosophical Research, UNAM. He has a PhD in Law from the University of Glasgow, where his project explored the institutional nature of law and proposed a novel ontological account. Miguel’s research interests lie at the intersection of legal philosophy, social ontology, and metaethics.
The project explores the legal, political, and moral implications of proxy agency in institutional action contexts. The main purpose of the research is to analyse through the lens of contemporary social ontology and collective intentionality the different ways in which people contribute towards the realisation of institutional activities; in particular, legal activities. Based on the conceptual distinction between proxy agency and the more familiar notions of individual and collective agency, the project will provide the background for understanding the conditions under which organised social groups can create their institutional reality; for example, legal systems