Sanchez, Carlos Alberto

Sanchez, Carlos Alberto

Professor, Philosophy




Preferred: (408) 924-7581

Office Hours

For Spring 2019, Friday 12-2 and by appointment.



Gradaute Advisor for the Department of Philospohy 

Founding Member, Society for Mexican American Philosophy 

Editor, American Philosophical Association's Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy, 

Public works:


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Philosophy, Univ Of New Mexico Main Campus, New Mexico, United States, 2006
  • Bachelor of Science, Advertising, San Jose State University, 1998


I was born in Southern Cal in 1975. I attended elementary school in Mexico (Michoacan); junior high and high school in King City, California, graduating in 1994. I received a Bachelors of Science from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at San Jose State University in 1998, a Masters in Philosophy from the same place, and a PhD in Philosophy from The University of New Mexico, in Albuquerque, NM, in 2006. I have two sons, Julian Saul and Ismael Pascual--they are both incredibly rad!

My research deals primarily with Latin American philosophy and Hispanics/Latinos in the US. More specifically, in 2012 I published a book that explores the phenomenology of the Mexican philosopher Jorge Portilla (The Suspension of Seriousness: On the Phenomenology of Jorge Portilla, State University of New York Press, 2012); a more recent book treats of Mexican existentialism more generally (Contingency and Commitment: Mexican Existentialisma and the Place of Philosophy, State University of New York Press, 2016); papers in progress, forthcoming, or under review 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 several colleagues in other institutions) the possibility of a Mexican-American philosophy (in some instances, these interest intersect).