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The Philosophy of Brutality: A Preface in Three Parts (King Library)
Start Date: 11/14/2018Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 11/14/2018End Time: 1:00 PM

Event Description:
Dr. Carlos Alberto Sánchez’s current research focuses on the philosophy of violence, particularly on the distinction between “violence” and “brutality.” To highlight this difference, violence and brutality are thought within the context of Mexican narco-culture, a socio-political and historico-cultural phenomenon that challenges the very conception of violence, personhood, and culture itself. His talk will deal with issues surrounding this current work.

Professor Sánchez is currently the graduate advisor for the MA program in philosophy, Editor of the American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy, Chair of Inter-American Relations for the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, and author of three books, co-editor of two critical anthologies, and has penned a couple of dozen articles on phenomenology or Mexican philosophy. Dr. Sánchez was the recipient of the 2017-18 President’s Scholar Award.

This event is part of the University Scholar Series. It is co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the University Library, the Spartan Bookstore, Faculty Affairs and Graduate Studies & Research. For additional information about the University Scholar Series, please go to
Location Information:
SJSU Main Campus - King Library
Room: 225
Contact Information:
Name: Wendy Dunn
Phone: 408-808-2383
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Additional Information
Free & open to the public. Lunch will be provided.
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  • Lectures

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