Sanchez, Carlos Alberto

Sanchez, Carlos Alberto

  • Full Professor of Philosophy
  • President's Scholar, 2018
  • Advisor for the Graduate Program in Philosophy 
  • Chair of the Committee on Hispanics for the American Philosophical Association 




Preferred: (408) 924-7581

Office Hours

For Fall 2020: online; email for appointment.


                      ||Books, Monographs, and Anthologies||


  1. Emilio Uranga's Analysis of Mexican Being: Translation and Critical Introduction. Bloomsbury (forthcoming).
  2. A Sense of Brutality: Philosophy and Narco Culture. Amherst College Press, 2020 (forthcoming).
  3. The Disintegration of Community: On Jorge Portilla's Social and Political Philosophy, co-written with Francisco Gallegos. State University of New York Press, 2020 (forthcoming).
  4. Mexican Philosophy in the 20th Century: Essential Readings, co-edited with Robert E. Sanchez. Oxford University Press, 2017. 
  5. Contingency and Committment: Mexican Existentialism and the Place of Philosophy. State University of New York Press, 2016. 
  6. The Suspension of Seriousness: On the Phenomenology of Jorge Portilla. State University of New York Press, 2012. 
  7. From Epistemic Justification to Philosophical Authenticity: A Study of Husserl's Phenomenological Epistemology. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010. 
  8. The Thought and Social Engagement in the Mexican American Philosophy of John H. Haddox: A Collection of Critical Appraisals, co-edited with Jules Simon. Edwin Mellen Press, 2010. Nominated for the 2012 Americo Peredes Book Award. 



                                                    ||On the Web||



  • Doctor of Philosophy, Philosophy, University of New Mexico, 2006
  • Bachelor of Science, Advertising, San Jose State University, 1998


Licenses and Certificates




I was born in Anaheim, California 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. 

My past research has dealt primarily with the history of Mexican philosophy. Currently, I am actively exploring topics in the phenomenology of faith, the philosophy of violence, and the philosophies of original peoples (esp. indigneous philosophies of Mexico). These are three seperate areas of research ultimately connected by my common interest in Latin American intellectual and cultural traditions.