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The Journal of Mexican Philosophy is a peer-reviewed journal that aims to make Mexican philosophy widely available to an international community of students and scholars. JMxP encourages and supports the publication of original scholarship on Mexican philosophy. Each issue will include one original translation and at least one article by a Mexican colleague, whom we encourage to write in the language in which they philosophize. JMxP seeks to broaden and enrich the history of philosophy, to promote linguistic inclusiveness in the profession, and to establish a dialogue among students and scholars north and south of the US-Mexico border.

The papers published in JMxP will undergo anonymous peer review to ensure that they are of the highest quality, rigor, and intellectual value.


Since 2014, the executive editors have committed themselves to the project of making Mexican philosophy available. In addition to the publication of JMxP, as well as their own scholarship, they also host a blog, organize a biannual, binational conference on Mexican philosophy, have published an anthology of Mexican philosophy (OUP 2017), and are currently working on a second anthology that will highlight the contributions of women, indigenous and Afro-Mexican philosophers, and political dissidents.

Defining Mexican Philosophy


Mexican philosophy is a philosophical tradition rooted in and framed by the history, geography, culture, and experience of Mexico and its people. Its Mexican profile is reflected in its texts and propositions and lends it a difference that both reflects an unmistakable European inheritance and simultaneously sets it apart from it. The phrase “Mexican philosophy,” however, does not refer only to the philosophy produced in Mexico; it also includes philosophical contributions outside of Mexico, produced by non-Mexicans in languages other than Spanish, as they engage with its figures, history, texts, themes, and concepts. Mexican philosophy thus contributes to philosophy understood globally and expands the canon of philosophy by introducing figures previously unknown or ignored. It contributes conceptual and methodological resources that can be brought to bear on issues of contemporary human concern; and, in affirming its Mexicanness, it reaffirms the existence and value of non-traditional, non-Eurocentric, and non-Anglo-American philosophical traditions.


Carlos Alberto Sánchez, Ph.D

Founder & Managing Editor

Carlos Alberto Sánchez is Professor of Philosophy at San Jose State University. He works primarily on the history of Mexican philosophy, the philosophy of violence, and the philosophy of immigration. He has published a number of articles and books on these issues, including The Suspension of Seriousness: On the Phenomenology of Jorge Portilla (SUNY 2012), Contingency and Commitment: Mexican Existentialism and the Place of Philosophy (SUNY 2016), A Sense of Brutality: Philosophy After Narco-Culture (Amherst 2020); and co-written The Disintegration of Community: On the Social and Political Philosophy of Jorge Portilla (with Francisco Gallegos). He is currently working on a book on core concepts in Mexican philosophy, which is under contract with Bloomsbury Press.

photo credit: David Schmit

Robert Eli Sanchez Jr., Ph.D

Founder & Managing Editor

Robert Eli Sanchez, Jr. is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Occidental College. He works primarily on Mexican philosophy, existentialism, and the philosophy of food, but has broad interests in history of philosophy. He is the editor of Latin American and Latinx Philosophy: A Collaborative Introduction  (Routledge 2020) and is currently completing a critical introduction to the philosophy of Samuel Ramos, which will include a full of translation of his Hacia un nuevo humanismo (Toward a New Humanism).

photo credit: Occidental College



Manuel Vargas

University of California, San Diego

Clinton Tolley

University of California, San Diego

Guillermo Hurtado

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

 Carlos Pereda

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Aurelia Valero Pie

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Amy Oliver

American University

Neal Tognazzini

Western Washington University

James Maffie

University of Maryland


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