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Mexican Philosophy in the 20th Century: Essential Readings

Carlos Alberto Sanchez and Robert Eli Sanchez, Jr.

Abstract

Sánchez and Sanchez have selected, edited, translated, and written an introduction to some of the most influential texts in 20th century Mexican philosophy. Together, these texts reveal and give shape to a unique and robust tradition that will certainly challenge and complicate traditional conceptions of philosophy. The texts collected here are organized chronologically and represent a period of Mexican thought and culture that emerges out of the Mexican Revolution of 1910 and cultimates in la filosofía de lo mexicano (the philosophy of Mexicanness), which reached its peak in the 1950s. Though ... More

Keywords: Mexican philosophy, Revolution, lo mexicano, culture, indigenous, colonialism, Mexico

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190601294
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190601294.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carlos Alberto Sanchez, editor
Editor of the American Philosophical Association's Newsletter

Robert Eli Sanchez, Jr., editor
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Mount Saint Mary's University

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Chapter 1 Gabino Barreda and Contemporary Ideas (September 12, 1910)

José Vasconcelos, Translated by Robert Eli Sanchez, Jr., and Cecilia Beristáin

Chapter 3 Existence as Economy and as Charity

Antonio Caso Translated by Alexander V. Stehn and Jose G. Rodriguez, Jr.

Chapter 4 Neither Irrationalism nor Rationalism but Critical Philosophy (1928)

José Romano Muñoz Translated by Carlos Alberto Sánchez

Chapter 5 Twenty Years of Education in Mexico (1941)

Samuel Ramos Translated by Robert Eli Sanchez, Jr.

Chapter 6 The History of Philosophy in Mexico (1943)

Samuel Ramos Translated by Robert Eli Sanchez, Jr.

Chapter 7 The University Debate Between Antonio Caso and Vicente Lombardo Toledano (1933)

Translated by Carlos Alberto Sánchez (Caso) and Robert Eli Sanchez, Jr. (Lombardo Toledano)

Chapter 8 Two Ideas of Philosophy (1940)

Francisco Larroyo and José Gaos Translated by Aurelia Valero Pie and Robert Eli Sanchez, Jr.

Chapter 9 My Two Cents

José Gaos Translated by Robert Eli Sanchez, Jr. and Aurelia Valero Pie

Chapter 10 Philosophy as Commitment (1952)

Leopoldo Zea Translated by Amy A. Oliver

Chapter 11 Solitude and Communion (1948)

Luis Villoro Translated by Minerva Ahumada

Chapter 12 The Major Moments of Indigenism in Mexico

Luis Villoro Translated by Kim Díaz

Chapter 13 Essay on an Ontology of the Mexican (1951)

Emilio Uranga Translated by Carlos Alberto Sánchez

Chapter 14 Community, Greatness, and Misery in Mexican Life (1949)

Jorge Portilla Translated by Carlos Alberto Sánchez

Chapter 15 Art or Monstrosity (1960)

Edmundo O’Gorman Translated by Cecilia Beristáin and Robert Eli Sanchez, Jr.

Chapter 16 On Feminine Culture (1950)

Rosario Castellanos Translated by Carlos Alberto Sánchez

Chapter 17 Possibilities and Limitations of the Mexican (1958)

José Revueltas Translation by David W. Bird

Chapter 18 The X on the Brow

Alfonso Reyes Translated by Roberto Cantú

Chapter 19 The Problem of Truth (1960)

Abelardo Villegas Translated by Carlos Alberto Sánchez

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