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Summary This category includes works on topics that bear on the nature of Latin American philosophy. Latin American philosophers have often been interested in elucidating what exactly is Latin American philosophy. In discussing this question, they developed a number of proposals that could be classified as representative of either distinctivism, universalism or a mixed view. 
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Among the issues often considered foundational in Latin American philosophy are the so-called invisibility problem and the originality problem. An obstacle to the development of a characteristically Latin American philosophy include the fact that many creative philosophical thinkers in Latin American are not philosophers by training. And there is also the issue of establishing the historical origins of the discipline.

Introductions Gracia 2008; Nuccetelli 2003; Pereda 2006; Zea 1963.
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  1. Jesús Aguilar (2010). Philosophy and Latin American Literature. In Susana Nuccetelli, Ofelia Schutte & Otávio Bueno (eds.), A Companion to Latin American Philosophy. Wiley-Blackwell.
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  2. Coriolano Alberini (1927). Contemporary Philosophic Tendencies in South America, With Special Reference to Argentina. The Monist 37 (3):328-334.
  3. Raúl Amaral (2010). La Filosofía En El Paraguay: Anticipos, 1814-1918: Ensayos de Investigación Cultural y Bibliográfica. Intercontinental Editora.
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  4. Arturo Arias (2010). Cultural Studies. In Susana Nuccetelli, Ofelia Schutte & Otávio Bueno (eds.), A Companion to Latin American Philosophy. Wiley-Blackwell.
  5. Mauricio Beuchot (2005). Hermenéutica Analógica y Filosofía Latinoamericana. Editorial Buho.
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  6. Fernando Broncano (1985). I Simposio Hispano-Mexicano de Filosofía. Theoria 1 (1):339-341.
  7. Walther Brüning (1954). Philosophische Anthropologie der Gegenwart in Iberoamerika. Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung 8 (2):293 - 305.
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  8. Nora Andrea Bustos (2011). Consideration of the Myth as Constitutive of Human Design in the Work of Carlos Astrada. Estudios de Filosofía Práctica E Historia de Las Ideas 13 (1):9-16.
    En este trabajo propongo realizar un recorrido acerca de la utilización del concepto de mito en la obra de Carlos Astrada. En primer lugar analizaré sus obras tempranas en donde el filósofo encuentra en la Revolución Rusa la expresión del mito de la humanidad que ha emergido para llevar a ésta hacia su plenitud. Luego tomaré en consideración su obra El Mito Gaucho, la cual constituye una interpretación del Martín Fierro como expresión del mito de los argentinos. Seguidamente me referiré (...)
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  9. Luis Camacho (1994). Latin American Perspective. Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 67 (6):68 -.
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  10. Manuel Gonzalo Casas (1961). Situação actual da Filosofia na Argentina. Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 17 (3/4):340 - 373.
  11. Afranio Coutinho (1943). Some Considerations on the Problem of Philosophy in Brazil. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 4 (2):186-193.
  12. Guillermo David (2004). Carlos Astrada: La Filosofía Argentina. El Cielo Por Asalto.
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  13. Antón Donoso (1975). Positivism in Mexico. International Philosophical Quarterly 15 (4):505-506.
  14. Antón Donoso (1971). Three Argentine Thinkers. International Philosophical Quarterly 11 (4):597-599.
  15. Lowell Dunham (1975). Positivism in Mexico. Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 6 (2):154-155.
  16. Enrique D. Dussel (2006). Filosofía de la Cultura y la Liberación: Ensayos. Uacm, Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México.
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  17. Enrique D. Dussel, Eduardo Mendieta, M. Bohórquez & L. Carmen (eds.) (2011). El Pensamiento Filosófico Latinoamericano, Del Caribe y "Latino" (1300-2000): Historia, Corrientes, Temas y Filósofos. Siglo Xxi.
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  18. Roberto Escobar (2008). El Vuelo de Los Búhos: Visión Personal de la Actividad Filosófica En Chile de 1810 a 2010. Ril Editores.
    Se reseña cien años de actividad filosófica en Chile.
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  19. Aureliano Ortega Esquivel (2011). Revisión de Cuestiones Fundamentales. Qué Pregunta la Filosofía Desde América? In Ramírez Barreto & Ana Cristina (eds.), Filosofía Desde América: Temas, Balances y Perspectivas: (Simposio Del Ica 53). Abya Yala, Universidad Politécnica Salesiana.
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  20. Risieri Frondizi (1955). A Study in Recent Mexican Thought. Review of Metaphysics 9 (1):112 - 116.
  21. Risieri Frondizi (1951). On the Unity of the Philosophies of the Two Americas. Review of Metaphysics 4 (4):617 - 622.
  22. Risieri Frondizi (1949). Is There an Ibero-American Philosophy? Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 9 (3):345-355.
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  23. Risieri Frondizi (1943). Contemporary Argentine Philosophy. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 4 (2):180-186.
  24. Jorge Garcia (2001). Is Being Hispanic an Identity? Reflections on J. J. E. Gracia's Account. Philosophy and Social Criticism 27 (2):29-43.
  25. Gregory D. Gilson & Gregory Pappas (2010). Some Great Figures. In Susana Nuccetelli, Ofelia Schutte & Otávio Bueno (eds.), A Companion to Latin American Philosophy. Wiley-Blackwell.
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  26. María Cristina González & Nora Stigol (2010). Teaching Philosophy. In Susana Nuccetelli, Ofelia Schutte & Otávio Bueno (eds.), A Companion to Latin American Philosophy. Wiley-Blackwell.
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  27. Jorge Gracia (2010). Identity and Latin American Philosophy. In Susana Nuccetelli, Ofelia Schutte & Otávio Bueno (eds.), A Companion to Latin American Philosophy. Wiley-Blackwell.
  28. Jorge Gracia (2010). Identity and Philosophy. In Susana Nuccetelli, Ofelia Schutte & Otávio Bueno (eds.), A Companion to Latin American Philosophy. Wiley-Blackwell.
  29. Jorge J. E. Gracia (2000). Hispanic-Latino Identity: A Philosophical Perspective. blackwell.
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  30. Jorge J. E. Gracia (1993). Hispanic Philosophy: Its Beginning and Golden Age. Review of Metaphysics 46 (3):475 - 502.
  31. Jorge J. E. Gracia (ed.) (1986). Latin American Philosophy in the Twentieth Century: Man, Values, and the Search for Philosophical Identity. Prometheus Books.
  32. Jorge J. E. Gracia (1984). Philosophical Analysis in Latin America. History of Philosophy Quarterly 1 (1):111 - 122.
  33. Jorge J. E. Gracia (1983). Risieri Frondizi 1910 - 1983. Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 56 (5):632 - 633.
  34. Sara Beatriz Guardia (2009). Reseña de "Mujer y filosofía en El pensamiento iberoamericano. Momentos de una relación difícil" de Raúl FORNET-BETANCOURT. Utopía y Praxis Latinoamericana 14 (45):148-151.
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  35. Guillermo Hurtado (2006). Two Models of Latin American Philosophy. Journal of Speculative Philosophy 20 (3):204-213.
    : In this paper I will examine two conceptions of philosophy that were defended in Latin America during the last century. I believe that both models have to be put away and that we must build a new one, recovering elements of both of them. At the end of my paper I will consider very briefly what can we learn from this in order to construct a genuine philosophical dialogue between the United States and Latin America.
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  36. Pedro D. Karczmarczyk (2012). Reseña: Alex Ibarra Peña: Filosofía chilena: La tradición analítica en el período de institucionalización de la filosofía. Estudios de Filosofía Práctica E Historia de Las Ideas 14 (2):119-121.
    El presente trabajo de Alex Ibarra Peña recoge los resultados de una investigación cuyo tema es la constitución de un campo de estudios ligado a la filosofía analítica en Chile. El autor se propone una tarea informativa y crítica en la que cifra la novedad de su propuesta. En otros términos, la suya es una labor de rescate, de algunos filósofos y corrientes de pensamiento relegados en las narraciones hegemónicas de la institucionalización de la filosofía en Chile y una tarea (...)
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  37. Edmundo Lassalle (ed.) (1941). Philosphic Thought in Latin America. [Washington, D.C..
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  38. Christopher M. Lehner (1956). Contemporory Latin-American Philosophy. New Scholasticism 30 (3):397-400.
  39. Francisco Leocata (2004). Los Caminos de la Filosofía En la Argentina. Centro de Estudios Salesiano de Buenos Aires (Cesba).
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  40. J. Liscano & J. L. Borges (1987). National Identity in Latin-American Literature. Diogenes 35 (138):41-60.
  41. Oscar R. Marti (1986). Philosophical Analysis in Latin America. D. Reidel, 1984, 432pp. [REVIEW] Metaphilosophy 17 (4):351-357.
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  42. Oscar R. Marti (1983). Is There a Latin American Philosophy. Metaphilosophy 14 (1):46–52.
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  43. Roberto Mora Martínez (2011). Apreciación y Crítica Del Filosofar Universalista En América Latina. In Adalberto Santana (ed.), Filosofía, Historia de Las Ideas E Ideología En América Latina y El Caribe. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
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  44. Rosa Mayorga (2010). El Pragmatismo En Cuba (Review). Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 46 (2):327-336.
  45. Eduardo Mendieta (ed.) (2003). Latin American Philosophy: Currents, Issues, Debates. Indiana University Press.
    "The essays in this book make it elegantly clear that there is a vigorous and rigorous Latin American philosophy... and that others dismiss it at their peril.
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  46. C. Ulises Moulines (2010). Review of S. Nuccetelli Et Al. Blackwell Companion to Latin American Philosophy. [REVIEW] Metascience (19):457-460.
    This volume contains the most extensive exposition of Latin American philosophy to date. I know of no other comparable anthology on the subject in any language. The width of its scope is quite impressive. At least for this reason, and whatever its shortcomings might be (to some of them I’ll come to speak below), it is a welcome collective work.
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  47. Arthur W. Munk (1962). The Spirit of Latin American Philosophy. Ethics 72 (3):197-201.
  48. S. Nuccetelli (ed.) (2009). Blackwell Companion to Latin American Philosophy. Blackwell.
  49. Susana Nuccetelli (forthcoming). Latin American Philosophy: Metaphilosophical Foundations. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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  50. Susana Nuccetelli (2010). Latin American Philosophy. In Susana Nuccetelli, Ofelia Schutte & Otávio Bueno (eds.), A Companion to Latin American Philosophy. Wiley-Blackwell.
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