Fleeing Cuba in 1961, Jorge J. E. Gracia arrived in the USA at the age of nineteen without family and unable to speak English. Ten years later he was assistant professor of philosophy at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Over the next 50 years Gracia published dozens of books and hundreds of articles, making major contributions to numerous areas of philosophy: Latin American philosophy, race and ethnicity, Medieval philosophy, philosophical historiography, metaphysics and ontology, and theory of interpretation. This book is a critical response to Gracia’s work and a tribute to his legacy. It includes a comprehensive bibliography of Gracia’s philosophical works.
Robert Delfino is associate professor of philosophy at St. John’s University. He has published articles on Aristotle, Aquinas, Kant, Husserl, philosophy of science, personal identity, and human rights. He is a fellow of the Adler-Aquinas Institute, a member of the Board of Advisors for the International Etienne Gilson Society, and was the editor of Studies in the History of Western Philosophy, a special series within the Value Inquiry Book Series.
William Irwin is Herve A. LeBlanc Distinguished Service Professor at King’s College in Pennsylvania. He is the general editor of The Blackwell and Philosophy Pop Culture Series. He has published articles on intentionalism, allusion, audio books, Sartre, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Shakespeare, and Tolstoy. He is the author of the novel Little Siddhartha: A Sequel.
Jonathan J. Sanford is provost and professor of philosophy at the University of Dallas. He has published widely on philosophical figures and topics, and liberal education. He is especially interested in foundational questions in moral philosophy, as evidenced in his latest book, Before Virtue: Assessing Contemporary Virtue Ethics.
This volume is a treasure-trove: a lifetime of philosophical work and inspiration reflected in studies pursuing Gracian themes and approaches. The sheer range of topics indicates what richness lies in store for the reader.
This is a well-deserved tribute to an important philosopher. Jorge Gracia was an exceptionally prolific writer who influenced many. This volume brings together former students and scholars who honor his timeless contributions to Latin American and Medieval philosophy, including relevant issues on race and ethnicity.
This volume is a worthy acknowledgement of, response to, and continuation of some of Jorge Gracia’s many seminal contributions to a broad range of philosophical topics—theoretical, historical, and cultural.