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Carlos Estevez
Carlos Estevez (October 2015)
Bottles to the Sea
Jorge J. E. Gracia - Editor
David E. Johnson - Translator
Paula Cucurella - Translator

Serves as a source for the exploration of many dimensions of the human experience in relation to other beings, ranging from machines and blueprints to mollusks and plants.

This book presents the complex art installation of Cuban American artist Carlos Estévez, which deals with elaborate explorations on the metaphor of launching bottles to the sea. The artist launches one hundred drawings enclosed in bottl...(Read More)
 
 
Painting Borges
Painting Borges (February 2012)
Philosophy Interpreting Art Interpreting Literature
Jorge J. E. Gracia - Author

A provocative examination of the artistic interpretation of twelve of Borges’s most famous stories.

In this groundbreaking book, Jorge J. E. Gracia explores the artistic interpretation of fiction from a philosophical perspective. Focusing on the work of Jorge Luis Borges, one of the most celebrated literary figures of Latin America, Gracia offers original interpretations of twelve of Borges’s most fam...(Read More)
 
 
Images of Thought
Images of Thought (February 2009)
Philosophical Interpretations of Carlos Estevez's Art
Jorge J. E. Gracia - Author

Explores the relationship between philosophy and art through the work of Cuban American artist Carlos Estévez.

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 sevente...(Read More)
 
 
Identity, Memory, and Diaspora
Identity, Memory, and Diaspora (February 2008)
Voices of Cuban-American Artists, Writers, and Philosophers
Jorge J. E. Gracia - Editor
Lynette M. F. Bosch - Editor
Isabel Alvarez Borland - Editor

Offers a detailed picture of the lives of Cuban Americans through interviews with artists, writers, and philosophers.

This fascinating volume contains interviews with nineteen prominent Cuban-American artists, writers, and philosophers who tell their stories and share what they consider important for understanding their work. Struggling with issues of Cuban-American identity in particular and social identity in gen...(Read More)
 
 
Metaphysics and Its Task
Metaphysics and Its Task (July 1999)
The Search for the Categorial Foundation of Knowledge
Jorge J. E. Gracia - Author

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 nov...(Read More)
 
 
Texts
Texts (July 1996)
Ontological Status, Identity, Author, Audience
Jorge J. E. Gracia - Author

Provides an ontological characterization of texts, explores the issues raised by the identity of various texts, and presents a view of the function of authors and audiences, and of their relations to texts.

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 a...(Read More)
 
 
A Theory of Textuality
A Theory of Textuality (July 1995)
The Logic and Epistemology
Jorge J. E. Gracia - Author

This book is just what it says it is: A theory of textuality divided into two parts, logical and epistemological.

This is the first comprehensive and systematic theory of textuality that takes into account the relevant views of both analytic and Continental thinkers and also of major historical figures. The author shows that most of the confusion surrounding textuality is the result of three factors: a too-narrow underst...(Read More)
 
 
Individuation in Scholasticism
Individuation in Scholasticism (July 1994)
The Later Middle Ages and the Counter-Reformation, 1150-1650
Jorge J. E. Gracia - Editor

"This is one of the most extensive treatments of individuation in any language."--Robert J. Spitzer, Seattle University

"Gracia has assembled an impressive group of scholars to discuss the work of leading medieval figures on the problem of individuation. All sixteen contributors are seasoned scholars. They speak authoritatively in a field that requires considerable learning and linguistic ability. No major medieval philosoph...(Read More)
 
 
Individuation and Identity in Early Modern Philosophy
Individuation and Identity in Early Modern Philosophy (July 1994)
Descartes to Kant
Kenneth F. Barber - Editor
Jorge J. E. Gracia - Editor

Philosophy in the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries has traditionally been characterized 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 discusse...(Read More)
 
 
Philosophy and Its History
Philosophy and Its History (December 1991)
Issues in Philosophical Historiography
Jorge J. E. Gracia - Author

"This is, to my knowledge, the most comprehensive, systematic, and constructive discussion of the relations between philosophy and its history ever written. It is a landmark essay in philosophical historiography, much more comprehensive, cogently argued, lucid, and provocative than any essay written before on the relations between philosophy and its history." -- Peter H. Hare

This book is a systematic and comprehensive treatment of issues in...(Read More)
 
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