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INAUGURAL ISSUE

Volume 1, Number 1

Spring 2022

Editors' Introduction/ 1, no. 1 | Nota Editorial 1, no. 1 

Robert Eli Sanchez Jr. & Carlos Alberto Sánchez  

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Citation

Sanchez Jr., Robert; Sanchez, Carlos Alberto (2022):

Editors' Introduction to the First Issue of JMxP

DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.19344479

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ISSN 2831-4190

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Articles – Artículos

VALUING MEXICAN PHILOSOPHY: SUSPECT ENDEAVOR OR

LIFE-AFFIRMING PATH?

This essay begins by juxtaposing Mexican philosophy with world philosophies and philosophy writ large, then offers assessment of salient moments in the history of Mexican philosophy (including indigenous contributions, Sor Juana, antipositivist thinkers, and innovative philosophical concepts/terms) and suggests their applicability to North American life. The essay concludes by highlighting a few areas

that could benefit from ongoing philosophical reflection by Mexicans in an increasingly challenging human rights context.

Amy A. Oliver

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IF ARISTOTLE HAD COOKED: THE PHILOSOPHY OF SOR JUANA

Drawing from a range of her prose, poetic, and theological work, this article focuses on four recurring themes in Sor Juana’s philosophy: a socially situated picture of knowledge production, the social construction of gender, a limited form of skepticism about revisionist theology, and the idea of obedience and self-control. Her treatment of these issues suggests a potentially systematic picture we might call social fallibilism, that is, the view that what we know and can do are dependent on somewhat fragile features of both agents and social and material contexts. It is a prescient picture of human agency, where central features—including freedom and knowledge—are always relational in their realization and subject to failure.

Manuel Vargas 

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NOTAS PARA UNA CRÍTICA FILOSÓFICA DEL MALINCHISMO

The aim of this paper is to overcome psychologistic or ontologistic interpretations of the philosophy of lo mexicano in order to lend it political trajectory. Using Foucault’s notion of “dispositif,” I examine the phenomenon of malinchismo as an enduring mechanism of domination both in terms of external colonialism and internal colonialism. I conclude that a critique of malinchismo is an indispensable project for a version of Mexican philosophy that aims to transform our national reality.

 

Guillermo Hurtado 

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Translation

'NEW LAW OF THREE STAGES' (1921)

  Author: Jóse Vasconcelos

Clinton Tolley’s original translation of Jose Vansconcelos’ “Nueva ley de los tres estados,” first published in 1921. In it, Vasconcelos offers a “law of three periods of the organization of peoples.”

 

Translator: Clinton Tolley

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