Capen Lecture Series 2016: Philosophy and Its History

Carlos Alberto Sanchez

"Mexican Philosophy and the Trope of Authenticity"

Carlos Alberto Sanchez.

Carlos Alberto Sanchez

Areas of Specialization: Phenomenology, Existentialism, Hispanic/Latin American Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy.
Applied Ethics (Business and Bio/Medical Ethics),

Areas of Competence: Modern Philosophy, History of 20th Century Continental Philosophy

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About the Speaker

Carlos Alberto Sanchez, San Jose State University

Carlos Alberto Sanchez, Professor, San Jose State University; Editor, American Philosophical Association, Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy; Director, Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World; Founding Member, Society for Mexican American Philosophy.

His research deals primarily with Latin American philosophy and Hispanics/Latinos in the US. More specifically, his recently published book explores the phenomenology of the Mexican philosopher Jorge Portilla (The Suspension of Seriousness, State University of New York Press, 2012). A book currently under contract with SUNY Press treats of Mexican existentialism more generally. He has papers in progress, forthcoming, or under review that deal with issues in the philosophy of immigration, Latin American philosophy, post-modern conceptions of truth and subjectivity, the work of the Spanish philosopher Jose Ortega y Gasset, and (with colleagues) the possibility of a Mexican-American philosophy (in some instances, these interests intersect).

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