This excellent collection is the most complete anthology of Latin American philosophers in English available today. Leading philosophers from several different Latin American countries and from various periods in the history of Latin American thought are included. Though the main focus is upon the rich contemporary period, several key texts from the colonial and independent period are included to provide the reader with some historical background. Dividing the work into four major sections -- Colonial Beginnings and Independence, Philosophical Anthropology, Values, and The Search for Identity -- the editors complement their selections with introductions to the themes covered in each section and brief biographies of each author. An up-to-date bibliography provides the reader with information on the latest work done in the field, both in English and Spanish.Garcia, Jorge J. is the author of 'Latin American Philosophy for the 21st Century The Human Condition, Values, and the Search for Identity' with ISBN 9781573929783 and ISBN 1573929786.