Jorge J. E. Gracia

Samuel P. Capen Chair
SUNY Distinguished Professor
PhD, Toronto

Contact Information:

123 Park Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260-4150

Phone: (716) 645-0158

Personal website:  Jorge J. E. Gracia

Areas of Specialization

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

Current Research

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


Medieval Philosophy

Race and Ethnicity


Philosophy of Literature


Selected Publications

  • "The Fundamental Character of Metaphysics," American Philosophical Quarterly, forthcoming.
  • 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.