Laura L. Garcia teaches philosophy at Boston
College. She graduated summa cum laude from Westmont
College with honors in philosophy and went on to receive an
MA and PhD in philosophy (1983) from the University of Notre
Dame. Dr. Garcia specializes in philosophical theology
and metaphysics, and has taught at Calvin College, the University
of Notre Dame, the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, Minnesota),
The Catholic University of America, Georgetown University
and Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.
Dr. Garcia’s work focuses on philosophical
questions about the nature and attributes of God, the relationship
between faith and reason, and the prospects for natural theology.
More recent interests include the basis of human dignity and
its moral implications for bioethics and the dignity of women
Dr. Garcia is a founding member and past
Co-president of University Faculty for Life (1989), a multidisciplinary
organization of faculty members speaking out for human life.
She has lectured internationally on life issues, marriage
and family, and the vocation of women, and contributed essays
and reviews to Crisis, New Oxford Review, Catholic Dossier
and First Things.
- “A Personalist Understanding of Human
Work.” Forthcoming in Proceedings of the American
Maritain Association, 2005.
- “Modal Arguments for God.” Forthcoming
in Readings in the Philosophy
of Religion, 2nd ed.
Editor Kelly James Clark. Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview
Dying For.” Philosophy and Narnia. Editors
Jerry Walls and Gregory Bassham. Popular Culture
and Philosophy Series. Chicago: Open Court, 2005.
- “Preserving Persons.” The Contribution
of John Paul II to Bioethics. Editor Christopher
Tollefsen. Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag (formerly Kluwer),
- “Ethics on One Wing.” Fellowship
of Catholic Scholars Newsletter 26 (Fall 2003): 13-23.
- “Christians and the Joy of Sex.” National
Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 3 (Summer 2003): 257-264.
- “The Importance of Parental Choice”
in Logos, summer 2003.