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Ada Agada

It's good to know about such an important university in Mexico. Interesting information. What was left out, to me, is something about Latin America philosophy.

Charles Young

People may wish to know of a report on a visit to imprisoned philosophers in Mexico prepared by Rudolph Carnap shortly before his death. It appeared in “Notes and News,” The Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 67, No. 24 (Dec. 24, 1970), pp. 1026-1029. Stable URL: https://www.jstor.org/stable/2024712

a philosopher

Thanks to Paloma and Miguel for this interesting post.

The above two posts strike me as snarky. I'm not sure how an obscure, unexplained reference to what happened fifty years ago helps anyone, and perhaps Latin American philosophy was left out because it's not what Paloma and Miguel do?

To Paloma and Miguel: how would one go about finding job listings for UNAM, setting up visits, etc?

Miguel Angel Sebastian

Thanks for your comments.
Information about job offers at UNAM is published at the gaceta (https://www.gaceta.unam.mx/). In the particular case of the Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas, the information can also be found here (http://www.filosoficas.unam.mx/) and offers are often posted in usual channels like Philos-L for example.
If you have any further question, please feel free to write me an email.


I know that in Europe they will sometimes hire persons without language skills and give them two years to acquire the language. Does that happen in Mexico?If a strong scholar showed enthusiastic commitment to learning Spanish would that make a difference?

Mario Meneses

Interesting post. However, the philosophy in Mexico is not restricted to the philosophy at UNAM’s IIF, not even the philosophy at UNAM is restricted to what people do at IIF. What this post describes is not what’s it like to be a philosopher in Mexico, but what’s it like to be a philosopher at UNAM’s IIF. It would be very helpful to the readers interested in the philosophy as is practiced in Mexico to give them a more comprehensive view of what is going on there, apart from UNAM’s IIF. There are hundreds of philosophers working in other institutions and in significant different conditions within Mexico.

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