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Gracia, Jorge J. E.

Works: 94 works in 522 publications in 2 languages and 30,458 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, Author of introduction, Translator
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Most widely held works about Jorge J. E Gracia
Most widely held works by Jorge J. E Gracia
Metaphysics and its task : the search for the categorial foundation of knowledge by Jorge J. E Gracia( )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By offering the first systematic analysis of the nature of the discipline, Metaphysics and its Task answers why metaphysics always recovers from the attacks it has been subjected to throughout its history. This is done by examining its object, method, aim, and the kind of propositions of which it is composed. In addition to presenting a new conception of metaphysics and an explanation of the resilience of the discipline, the book offers a novel understanding of the nature and ontological status of categories, an analysis of the nature of reductionism and its role in philosophy, and a discussion and criticism of the main views concerning the nature of metaphysics developed in the history of philosophy."--Jacket
Individuation and identity in early modern philosophy : Descartes to Kant by Kenneth F Barber( )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy in the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries has traditionally been chracterized as being primarily concerned with epistemological issues. This book is not intended to overturn this characterization but rather to balance it through an examination of equally important metaphysical, or ontological, positions held, explicitly or implicitly, by philosophers in this period. Major philosophers whose views are discussed in this book include Descartes, Malebranche, Spinoza, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Leibniz, Wolff, and Kant. In addition, the contributors of minor Cartesians, especially Regis and Desgabets, are analyzed in a separate chapter. Although the views of early modern philosophers on individuation and identity have been discussed before, these discussions have usually been treated as asides in a larger context. This book is the first to concentrate on the problems of individuation and identity in early modern philosophy and to trace their philosophical development through the period in a coherent way
Philosophy and literature in Latin America : a critical assessment of the current situation by Jorge J. E Gracia( )

11 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Individuality : an essay on the foundations of metaphysics by Jorge J. E Gracia( )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texts : ontological status, identity, author, audience by Jorge J. E Gracia( )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book completes the theory of textuality whose logical and epistemological dimensions were presented in Gracia's book, A Theory of Textuality: The Logic and Epistemology (SUNY Press). It provides an ontological characterization of texts consistent with the conception of texts defended in the earlier book; it explores the issues raised by the identity of various texts; and it presents a view of the identity and function of authors and audiences and of their relations to texts. The discussion is systematic, comprehensive, and detailed. Gracia raises all of the important issues related to texts within the areas he explores and takes into account the pertinent literature. The style is argumentative and clear, and the position Gracia defends is based on common sense. He stays clear of the extreme views some contemporary authors have taken with respect to texts and textuality." "This is the only book of its kind. It is the first to develop a comprehensive theory and to adopt an integrative approach where the issues and their solutions are seen as closely connected."--Jacket
Individuation in scholasticism : the later Middle Ages and the counter-reformation (1150-1650)( )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 1,612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A theory of textuality : the logic and epistemology by Jorge J. E Gracia( )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 1,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author begins with a logical analysis of the notion of text resulting in a definition that serves as the basis for the distinctions he subsequently draws between texts on the one hand and language, artifacts, and art objects on the other; and for the classification of texts according to their modality and function. The second part of the book uses the conclusions of the first part to solve the various epistemological issues which have been raised about texts by philosophers of language, semioticians, hermeneuticists, literary critics, semanticists, aestheticians, and historiographers
Images of thought : philosophical interpretations of Carlos Estévez's art by Jorge J. E Gracia( )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Is philosophy hopelessly opposed to art? Images of Thought answers negatively, claiming that visual images can be used effectively to grasp complex thoughts, and philosophy can be deployed to deepen our understanding of art. Jorge J.E. Gracia provides philosophical interpretations of seventeen works by the Cuban American artist Carlos Estevez that engage such topics as self-knowledge, the nature of the universe, faith and reason, permanence and change, the self and the other, women and men, freedom and determinism, providence, and predestination. The study's novelty lies both in its use of the interpretation of art to understand traditional philosophical problems and the theory it proposes concerning the nature of interpretation. The clarity of the discussion and an engaging style make it accessible to a wider audience."--Jacket
Painting Borges : philosophy interpreting art interpreting literature by Jorge J. E Gracia( )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A provocative examination of the artistic interpretation of twelve of Borges' most famous stories. In Painting Borges, Jorge J.E. Gracia explores in depth the artistic interpretation of fiction using a novel and philosophically sophisticated approach. The book presents a provocative theory of the artistic interpretation of literature, thus contributing both to aesthetics and hermeneutics; it provides original artistic and philosophical interpretations of twelve of Borges's most famous stories, thus making new inroads in to the understanding of Borges's work; and it introduces readers to recent figurative Argentinean and Cuban art, two of the most vibrant artistic currents today. The book breaks new ground because, although the artistic interpretation of literature is nothing new in the history of art, the philosophical exploration of how artists have interpreted literature is a topic that has been largely ignored."--Project Muse
What are we to understand Gracia to mean? : realist challenges to metaphysical neutralism by Robert A Delfino( )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latinos in America : philosophy and social identity by Jorge J. E Gracia( )

20 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is it to be Latino? What is the place of Latinos in America? And how do Latinos think about themselves and their identity? This is the first book to ask and answer these questions in a philosophical context. It rejects answers based on stereotypes that feed the fear generated in both in the Latino and non-Latino population by the enormous growth of Latino numbers in the United States. And it proposes a new way of thinking about Latinos based on a familial-historical view that allows for negotiation, accommodation, and change
Old wine in new skins : the role of tradition in communication, knowledge, and group identity by Jorge J. E Gracia( )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy and the interpretation of pop culture by William Irwin( )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprised of thirteen articles by well-known authors, this book makes the case to philosophers that popular culture is worthy of their attention. Issues of concern include the distinction between high culture and popular culture, the aesthetic and moral value of popular culture, allusion and identification in popular culture, and special problems posed by the interpretation of popular culture. Popular art forms considered include: movies, television shows, comic books, children's stories, photographs, and rock songs
Surviving race, ethnicity, and nationality : a challenge for the twenty-first century by Jorge J. E Gracia( )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Surviving Race, Ethnicity and Nationality is the first book to explore philosophically the concepts of race, ethnicity, and nationality and to offer a systematic and unified theory emphasizing metaphysical and epistemological issues. Gracia argues for a familial, historical view of ethnicity and race in the tradition of Du Bois and for a political view of nationality, the roots of which can be traced to the French Enlightenment. Meticulous criticism of Appiah on race, Corlett on ethnicity, and Miller on nationality sets the stage for the presentation of Gracia's own analytically precise discussion. Surviving Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the distinctive ways that philosophy informs and clarifies our common understanding of these complex concepts."--Jacket
A companion to philosophy in the middle ages by Jorge J. E Gracia( Book )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The second section is composed of alphabetically arranged entries on 138 philosophically significant authors - European, Jewish, and Arabic - living between the fourth and fifteenth centuries. These essays contain biographical information, summaries of significant philosophical arguments and viewpoints, and conclude with bibliographies of both primary and secondary sources."--Jacket
Hispanics/Latinos in the United States : ethnicity, race, and rights by Jorge J. E Gracia( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays collected in this volume represent the efforts of a varied and interdisciplinary group of scholars to come to grips with some of these pressing issues. Although the government generally defines Hispanics/Latinos in ethnic terms, the category is often used racially. One of the central unifying threads in this volume, then, is the relationship between Hispanic/Latino identity, on the one hand, and ethnicity and race, on the other."--Jacket
Mel Gibson's Passion and philosophy : the cross, the questions, the controversy by Jorge J. E Gracia( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ has become one of the most controversial films ever made, and it is already a blockbuster of cinematography. Its defenders passionately regard it as one of the most moving and influential pieces of religious art ever created. But its detractors argue with comparable vehemence that the violence and gore it contains, its alleged anti-Semitism, a particular take on the Christian message, and the lack of historical and Biblical accuracy, make it nothing more than a kind of political propaganda. Father Thomas Rosica hailed as one of the great masterpieces of religious art, but the secular humanist Paul Kurtz thinks of it as a political weapon in the hands of the religious right. Film critics are divided in their judgment, giving the film anywhere from no stars to five stars. Regardless of what one thinks of the film, however, its impact both personal and social is beyond question
Forging people : race, ethnicity, and nationality in Hispanic American and Latino/a thought by Jorge J. E Gracia( )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Forging People explores the way in which Hispanic American thinkers in Latin America and Latino/a philosophers in the United States have posed and thought about questions of race, ethnicity, and nationality, and how they have interpreted the most significant racial and ethnic labels used in Hispanic America in connection with issues of rights, nationalism, power, and identity. Following the first introductory chapter, each of the essays addresses one or more influential thinkers, ranging from Bartolome de Las Casas on race and the rights of Amerindians; to Simon Bolívar's struggle with questions of how to forge a nation from disparate populations; to modern and contemporary thinkers on issues of race, unity, assimilation, and diversity. Each essay carefully and clearly presents the views of key authors in their historical and philosophical context and provides brief biographical sketches and reading lists, as aids to students and other readers."Latin American philosophy has a long history of engagement with issues of race, ethnicity, and nationality. To date, however, there has been no volume that focused on the contributions of the major figures in the Latin American tradition, to illustrate their connections, and to illuminate the context in which much of their work occurred. This volume fills that gap and takes an important step in remedying this shortcoming in the existing philosophical literature, and also in the literature of related fields such as Latin American studies, ethnic studies, and the cross-disciplinary work of race, ethnicity, and nationality."--Manuel Vargas, University of San Francisco "--
Race or ethnicity? : on Black and Latino identity( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hispanic/Latino identity : a philosophical perspective by Jorge J. E Gracia( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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What are we to understand Gracia to mean? : realist challenges to metaphysical neutralism
Individuation and identity in early modern philosophy : Descartes to KantIndividuation in scholasticism : the later Middle Ages and the counter-reformation (1150-1650)A theory of textuality : the logic and epistemologyImages of thought : philosophical interpretations of Carlos Estévez's artWhat are we to understand Gracia to mean? : realist challenges to metaphysical neutralismLatinos in America : philosophy and social identityOld wine in new skins : the role of tradition in communication, knowledge, and group identityPhilosophy and the interpretation of pop culture
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Gracia, J. J. E. 1942-

Gracia, Jorge E.

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Gracia, Jorge J. E.

Gracia, Jorge Jesús E. 1942-

Gracia, Jorge Jesús Emiliano.

Gracia, Jorge Jesús Emiliano 1942-

Jorge J. E. Gracia filósofo estadounidense

Jorge J. E. Gracia filosoof uit Cuba

Jorge Jesús Emiliano Gracia

Jorge Jesús Emiliano Gracia philosophe américain



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