Jorge J. E. Gracia


Jorge J. E. Gracia.

Jorge J. E. Gracia


Jorge J. E. Gracia


SUNY Distinguished Professor
Samuel P. Capen Chair, Emeritus

Areas of Specialization

Metaphysics/Ontology, Medieval Philosophy, Hispanic/Latino/Latin-American Philosophy.

Contact Information

123 Park Hall

UB North Campus

Buffalo NY, 14260-4150

Phone: (716) 645-0158

Fax: (716) 645-6139


PhD, Toronto

Current Research

Meta-Metaphysics, Categories, and Race/Ethnicity/Nationality Issues.


  • Medieval Philosophy
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Interpretation
  • Philosophy of Literature
  • Meta-metaphysics

Selected Publications

  • Cuba before Castro: A Century of Family Memoirs. Hamilton Books. 2020. 
  • With a Diamond in My Shoe: A Philosopher’s Search for Identity in America. SUNY Press, 2019.
  • La Interpretacion de la Literatura, el Arte, y la Filosofia. Chapters on literature, art, and philosophy; interpretation; prpoblems and strategies; limits of interpretation; and definitive interpretations. Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City, 2016.
  • (with others) Debating Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality: Philosophical Dialogues Between Jorge J. E. Gracia and His Critics, edited by Ivan Jaksic, fifteen philosophers: Gracia, Alcoff, Appiah, Bernstein, Bloom, Garcia, Gonzalez, Gooding-Williams, Llorente, Mendieta, Nuccetelli, Outlaw, Pappas, Stavans, and Stigol. Columbia University Press, in press. Critical articles with Gracia's responses. 2015. APA Eastern Division session, Jan, 2016.
  • The Fundamental Character of Metaphysics," American Philosophical Quarterly, 2014.
  • Painting Borges: Philosophy Interpreting Art Interpreting Literature. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2012.
  • Forging People: Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality in Hispanic and Latino/a Thought, ed. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2011.
  • Latinos in America: Philosophy and Social Identity. Malden, MD: Blackwell, 2008.