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
For Fall 2020: online; email for appointment.
||Books, Monographs, and Anthologies||
- Emilio Uranga's Analysis of Mexican Being: Translation and Critical Introduction. Bloomsbury (forthcoming).
- A Sense of Brutality: Philosophy and Narco Culture. Amherst College Press, 2020.
- 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).
- Mexican Philosophy in the 20th Century: Essential Readings, co-edited with Robert E. Sanchez. Oxford University Press, 2017.
- Contingency and Committment: Mexican Existentialism and the Place of Philosophy. State University of New York Press, 2016.
- The Suspension of Seriousness: On the Phenomenology of Jorge Portilla. State University of New York Press, 2012.
- From Epistemic Justification to Philosophical Authenticity: A Study of Husserl's Phenomenological Epistemology. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010.
- 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.
- What the Fuckery? Podcast. "On Zozobra and Narco-Culture."
- ABC News, Sydney. Interview. "On Zozobra."
- CBC News, Canada. The Sunday Magazine, Interview.
- Blog of the American Philosophical Association, Interview.
- "Don't call immigrant farm workers heroes," San Francisco Chronicle, OpEd. Oct. 27, 2020.
- "It's Called Zozobra," The Conversation, Nov. 2, 2020; reprinted in The Denver Post and translated into Spanish and reprinted by The BBC.
- Recognized for scholarly achievement: 2018 President's Scholar.
- Why I study Mexican Philosophy in the APA Blog
- On "The Philosophy of Mexicanness" in AEON Magazine.
- On "(M)existentialism" in Philosophers Magazine.
- On "On Narco-Culture" in Radical Philosophy Magazine.
- University Scholar Lecture on Narco-Culture here.
- My blog on Mexican Philosophy with Robert Sanchez.
- Link to Review of Contingency and Committment in Nortre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
- Doctor of Philosophy, Philosophy, University of New Mexico, 2006
- Bachelor of Science, Advertising, San Jose State University, 1998
Licenses and Certificates
I am the eldest son of (undocumented) im/migrant farm workers, first-generation college student, and now full professor of philosophy at SJSU. I was born in Anaheim, California in 1975, but spent my childhood in Mexico (Michoacan). My parents and I returned to the US in the mid-1980s and I went to junior high and high school in King City, California, graduating in 1994. I received a Bachelors of Science degree from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications 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 continuing to explore topics in this area, with a focus on the role of mysticism, ethics, and the phenomenology of faith.