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Samuel P. Capen Chair in Philosophy and Comparative Literature

The Samuel P. Capen Chair in Philosophy and Comparative Literature was instituted in 1998 to support research initiatives in philosophy and interdisciplinary activities in the humanities and the arts that take place at the University at Buffalo. Since its creation, it has sponsored numerous conferences and has co-sponsored other events, including an NEH Summer Institute (2005) and an NEH Summer Seminar (2006). It also maintains a web page on Cuban Art Outside Cuba.

Projects:

Contemporary Argentinian Figurative Art (2015)

Painting Borges: Art Interpreting Literature (2012-2013)

Cuban Art Outside Cuba (2006 to present)

The Interpretation of the Philosophical Classics: East and West (2011)

Assimilation: The Social Integration of Ethnic Migrants in Theory and Ideology (2010)

Painting Borges: The Pictorial Interpretation of Literature (2010)

Painting Borges: A Pictorial Interpretation of His Fictions (2010)

Assimilation: The Social Integration of Ethnic Migrants in Theory and Ideology (2010)

Carlos Estevez's Images of Thought (2009-2010)

Thinking with Images (2009)

Black and Latino Perspectives on Race (2008)

Layers: Collecting Cuban-American Art (2006-2007)

Forging People: Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality in Latin American Thought (2007)

Archive: Negotiating Identities in Philosophy, Art, and Literature (2006)

Archive: Latin American Philosophy (2005)

Black Ethnicity, Latino Race? (2005)

Philosophy and the Interpretation of Popular Culture (2004)

Uses and Abuses of the Classics: Interpretation in Philosophy (2002)

Categories (2001)

Rationality and Happiness: From the Ancients to the Early Medievals (2000)

The Future of Realism on American Philosophy (2000)

Literary Philosophers? Borges, Calvino, Eco (1999)

Identity, Ethnicity, and Group Rights (1999)

Carlos Estévez, Pensamiento Numeral, Mixed media on paper, 20" x 30", 2005

Carlos Estévez, Pensamiento Numeral, Mixed media on paper, 20" x 30", 2005

Portrait of Dr. Gracia

Jorge J. E. Gracia

SUNY Distinguished Professor and Samuel P. Capen Chair

Department of Philosophy

123 Park Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260-4150

Phone: (716) 645-0158

Email: jgracia@rocketmail.com