Top News, Articles, and Interviews in Philosophy

The Disintegration of Community: On Jorge Portilla's Social and Political Philosophy, with Translations of Selected Essays

Philosophy News image
2021.05.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Carlos Sánchez and Francisco Gallegos, The Disintegration of Community: On Jorge Portilla's Social and Political Philosophy, with Translations of Selected Essays, SUNY Press, 2020, 225pp., $32.95 (pbk), ISBN9781438480107. Reviewed by Iain Thomson, University of New Mexico Carlos Sánchez and Francisco Gallegos's collaborative book is a creative and impressive work, at once insightful, imaginative, and illuminating. Here three original philosophical voices -- those of Sánchez, Gallegos, and Jorge Portilla himself -- engage in a wide-ranging and often fascinating three-person dialogue (or trialogue), opening readers' eyes to promising new interpretive paths and raising surprisingly timely questions sure to provoke further discussion and debate. Sánchez's increasingly well-known earlier book, The Suspension of Seriousness: On the Phenomenology of Jorge Portilla (SUNY Press, 2012), translates and interprets Portilla's 1966 masterpiece on "The phenomenology of relajo," Portilla's (apparently untranslatable) name for the distinctive comportmental attunement of those inveterate jokers who persistently reject all the demands and rewards... Read More

Continue reading . . .

News source: Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews // News

blog comments powered by Disqus