Jorge J. E. Gracia


Jorge J. E. Gracia.

Jorge J. E. Gracia


Jorge J. E. Gracia


SUNY Distinguished Professor
Samuel P. Capen Chair

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

  • "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.