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Debating Race, Ethnicity, and Latino Identity: Jorge J. E. Gracia and His Critics

Iván Jaksic


This book recounts a series of discussions between philosopher Jorge J. E. Gracia and fifteen prominent scholars on race, ethnicity, nationality, and Hispanic/Latino identity in the United States. These debates relate to two distinct traditions: the philosophy of race begun by African Americans in the nineteenth century, and the search for an understanding of identity initiated by Latin American philosophers in the sixteenth century. Participants include Linda M. Alcoff, K. Anthony Appiah, Richard J. Bernstein, Lawrence Blum, Robert Gooding-Williams, Eduardo Mendieta, and Lucius T. Outlaw Jr. ... More

Keywords: philosophy of race, Jorge J. E. Gracia, nationality, linguistic rights, affirmative action, Latinos, African Americans, Anglo Americans, Latin Americans, Hispanic/Latino identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231169448
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231169448.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Iván Jaksic, editor

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Front Matter


Iván Jaksić

Part I Race, Ethnicity, Nationality, and Philosophy

Part II Hispanic/Latino Identity

10. The Language Prism

Ilan Stavans

11. The Second Reconquista

Eduardo Mendieta

12. Hispanic/Latino Identity

Jorge J. E. Gracia

Part III Hispanics/Latinos and Philosophy

15. Latino and Latin American Philosophy

María Cristina González and Nora Stigol

Closing Thoughts

Jorge J. E. Gracia