Famous Philosophers from Mexico

List of notable or famous philosophers from Mexico, with bios and photos, including the top philosophers born in Mexico and even some popular philosophers who immigrated to Mexico. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Mexican philosophers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These philosophers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known philosopher from Mexico is included when available.

Examples of people on this list include Octavio Paz and José Vasconcelos.

This historic philosophers from Mexico list can help answer the questions "Who are some Mexican philosophers of note?" and "Who are the most famous philosophers from Mexico?" These prominent philosophers of Mexico may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Mexican philosophers.

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  • Adolfo Sánchez Vázquez (September 17, 1915 – July 8, 2011) was a Spanish-born Mexican philosopher, writer and professor born in Algeciras, Andalucia.
    • Age: Dec. at 95 (1915-2011)
    • Birthplace: Algeciras, Spain
  • Alejandro Rossi

    Alejandro Rossi (Alessandro Rossi, September 22, 1932 - June 5, 2009) was born in Florence, Italy of Venezuelan mother and Italian father) was an Italian-Venezuelan writer. Alejandro Rossi wrote philosophical essays, short stories and the following books: Lenguaje y significado (Language and Meaning) (Siglo XXI, 1968, FCE, 1995, 7th edition); Manual del Distraído Manual of the Absent-minded (J. Mortiz, 1978, Anagrama, 1980, Monte Avila, 1987, FCE, 1992, 6th edition); Sueños de Occam (Occam's Dreams) (UNAM, 1982); La fábula de Las Regiones (the Fable of The Regions) (El Equilibrista, 1989), Edén: Vida imaginada (FCE, 2006). Ortega y Gasset in collaboration (FCE, 1984); he edited José Gaos' ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 76 (1932-2009)
    • Birthplace: Florence, Italy
  • Edmundo O'Gorman O'Gorman (24 November 1906 in Mexico City – 28 September 1995 in Mexico City) was a Mexican writer, historian and philosopher. He is considered as being among the earlier and most influential applicants of historical revisionism to commonly held narratives regarding the Spanish colonial period in Latin America.
    • Age: Dec. at 88 (1906-1995)
    • Birthplace: Mexico
  • Francesca Gargallo (born November 25, 1956 in Siracusa, Italy) is a Mexican writer and poet. She studied philosophy in her native Italy at the Università degli studi di Roma and then at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Gargallo. A naturalized Mexican citizen, she has lived in the country since 1979 . She has written many poetry books and novels such as; Calla mi amor que vivo, Estar en el mundo, La decisión del capitán, Marcha seca among others. Gargallo has published in magazines such as Proceso and El Comité 1973.
    • Age: 66
  • Gabino Barreda
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    Gabino Barreda

    Gabino Barreda (b. Puebla, 1818 – d. Mexico City 1881) was a Mexican physician and philosopher oriented to French positivism. After participating in the U.S.-Mexican War defending his country as a volunteer, he studied medicine in Paris (1847–1851). There he became acquainted with Auguste Comte's doctrine of positivism, before his first publications in philosophy. Upon returning to Mexico City, he introduced the positivistic school, and taught in Guanajuato (1863–67) until the fall of the Maximilian empire. In 1867, he headed the educational commission of President Benito Juárez, where he was able to implement Comte's positivism in higher education. The commission established the National ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 62 (1819-1881)
    • Birthplace: Puebla, Mexico
  • Héctor Jesús Zagal Arreguín is a Mexican philosopher, essayist, novelist, and numerary member of Opus Dei. As a scholar he specializes in Aristotle.
    • Age: 56
    • Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico