New PDF release: Contingency and Commitment: Mexican Existentialism and the

By Carlos Alberto Sánchez

Offers the 1st complete survey of Mexican existentialism to seem in English.

This publication examines the emergence of existentialism in Mexico within the Nineteen Forties and the hunt for a real Mexican philosophy that it. It specializes in the pivotal moments and key figures of the Hyperion team, together with Emilio Uranga, Luis Villoro, Leopoldo Zea, and Jorge Portilla, who explored questions of interpretation, marginality, identification, and the function of philosophy. Carlos Alberto Sánchez used to be the 1st to introduce and emphasize the philosophical value of the Hyperion staff to readers of English in The Suspension of Seriousness, and within the current quantity he examines its legacy and relevancy for the twenty-first century. Sánchez argues that there are classes to be discovered from Hyperion’s undertaking not just for Latino/a existence within the usa but additionally for the lives of these at the fringes of up to date, postmodern or postcolonial, monetary, political, and cultural power.

Carlos Alberto Sánchez is Professor of Philosophy at San José nation collage and the writer of The Suspension of Seriousness: at the Phenomenology of Jorge Portilla, With a Translation of Fenomenología del relajo, additionally released by means of SUNY Press.

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