Arturo graduated National Autonomous University of Mexico in 1965. There he also received a degree in history in 1971, a master's degree in 1973, and a doctorate in philosophy. He also received a doctorate with honors from the University of Zaragoza, Spain.
Arturo was a director and full-time professor of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He taught at the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, the Universidad Iberoamericana, the National Polytechnic Institute, the University of the Americas, the University of Guadalajara, and the Autonomous University of Nuevo León.
He taught courses and seminars at the University of Texas at Austin, the National University of San Marcos, the University of Chile, the University of Texas at San Antonio, the University of Paris VIII Vincennes-Saint-Denis, the University of Columbia, the University of Edinburgh, the University of California at San Diego, the University of Notre Dame, the University of California at Berkeley, the Stanford University, the Central University of Venezuela, the University of Montpellier, the University of Paris X Nanterre and the Sorbonne University of Paris.
Arturo wrote journalistic articles, popular science articles, editorials, reviews, reports and interviews for the capital newspaper El Día and for other newspapers. His literary work also includes essays and novels, where he mixed aesthetic and poetic notions, with themes of mathematics and physics.
During his last weeks of life his health was slowly declining. He died on June 7, 2012.