20th Century Mexican Philosophy
"MÉXICO COMO PROBLEMA Y PROMESA /
THE PROBLEM AND PROMISE OF MEXICO"
THE PROBLEM AND PROMISE OF MEXICO"
In the ongoing effort to promote the development of Mexican philosophy in the U.S. and to cultivate working relationships between philosophers on both sides of the Rio Grande, we invited submissions by those working on 20th century Mexican philosophy. The theme of this year's conference is the contemporary and universal value of solutions proposed by mid-twentieth century Mexican philosophers to "the problem of Mexico."
Raúl Trejo Villalobos earned his BA in philosophy from la Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo and his PhD in philosophy from the University of Salamanca. He is a Professor of Philosophy at the Autonomous University of Chiapas, and has recently published Philosophy and Life: The Philosophical Itinerary of José Vasconcelos (2017).
Carlos Pereda Failache is an Uruguayan / Mexican philosopher, emeritus researcher of the Institute of Philosophical Research of the UNAM. Pereda is the author of more than 50 articles, 10 books, and winner of the Ensayo Siglo XXI prize, 2008, for his book Los aprendizajes del exilio. He studied the degree in Philosophy and Sciences of Education in the University of the Republic, Uruguay, and completed his masters and doctorate at the University of Constance, Germany.
In 1979, he joined the Autonomous Metropolitan University as a professor, and in 1984 as a researcher at the Institute of Philosophical Research of the UNAM, Mexico. He has done postdoctoral courses and taught at the University of Oxford and Brown University, among other institutions.
In 1998, he won the National University Prize in Humanities Research from the UNAM and in 2008 the 21st Century Essay Prize for his book Los aprendizajes del exilio . He has been a juror of the Octavio Paz Prize for Poetry and Essay (1999) and the National University Prize (1999-2002, 2006-2007). He was president of the Philosophical Association of Mexico (1998-2000) and the Inter-American Society of Philosophy (1998-2004). In November 2011 the Institute of Philosophical Research held a meeting in honor of his work and career: Normatividad y argumentación: Dialogues with Carlos Pereda . He is currently a member of the Institut International de Philosophie. ( es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Pereda_Failache )
FRIDAY, OCT. 12
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Francisco Gallegos, Wake Forest University
“Jorge Portilla on Phenomenological Nationalism and the Healing of Community"
Francisco Salinas Paz, University of Guadalajara
“Identity, Violence, and the State’s Political Practices”
Arturo Aguirre, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla: “Thinking about Violence and Space in Mexico”
Grant Silva, Marquette University
“Lessons from Leopoldo Zea’s ‘An Adventure in Meta-History’”
Raúl Trejo Villalobos (Keynote), Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas
“José Vasconcelos and the Problem of Latin American Philosophy”
SATURDAY, Oct. 13
Building 4, Room 118
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Carlos Alberto Sánchez, San José State University
“The Terrorism of the Social in Jorge Portilla’s ‘Criticism of Criticism’”
Manuel Vargas & Clinton Tolley, UCSD
“Lo mexicano and the Generality and Normativity in Existentialism”
Julio Covarrubias, University of Washington
“Does Mexico Exist? Indigeneity and the Search for the Mexican Self”
Cecilia Beristáin, Universidad del Claustro Sor Juana
“Zea’s Case for the Relevance of Identity in Philosophy”
Carlos Pereda (Keynote), Universidad Autónoma de México
“Considerations for the Future Study of Mexican and Latin American Philosophy”
Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles