Dear Jorge: A Letter to My Mentor

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Stephanie Rivera Berruz


Through the form of a letter, I engage my mentor, Jorge J. E. Gracia, in his own biographical articulation of life. While the letter was not included in the volume for which it was originally written, it was read to Gracia before he passed, and I could not be more honored. In the end, that is all that really matters. In the words that follow I take a moment to reflect on Jorge’s life and work as I process his passing.

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Rivera Berruz, S. (2022). Dear Jorge: A Letter to My Mentor. Journal of World Philosophies, 7(1), 183–186. Retrieved from
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Stephanie Rivera Berruz, Marquette University

Dr. Stephanie Rivera Berruz is an associate professor at Marquette University. She received her PhD in Philosophy from SUNY Buffalo in 2014. She is the recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship (2017–2018) and The Way Klinger Young Scholar Award (2021) for her work on Latinx feminisms, Caribbean, and Latin American Philosophy. Her research is inherently interdisciplinary and explores historiography, social identity, current political issues. She published a co-edited anthology, Comparative Studies in Asian and Latin American Philosophies (2018), and her work has been featured in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Genealogy, Hypatia, Inter-American Journal of Philosophy, and Essays on Philosophy.