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Eduardo Mendieta

Eduardo  Mendieta

Professor of Philosophy and Affiliate Professor in the School of International Affairs

203 Sparks Building

Education:

  1. Ph.D. in Philosophy, New School for Social Research
  2. MA in Systematic Theology, Union Theological Seminary
  3. BA in Philosophy, Rutgers University

Biography:

Recent Courses

  • Homer’s Iliad
  • Ethics and Temporality
  • Postcolonial Marx
  • Intro to Moral Reasoning
  • Politics and Society
  • Philosophy of War and Peace
  • Biopolitics and Race

Recent Publications

Books:

Maps for a Fiesta: A Latina/o Perspective on Knowledge and the Global Crisis (New York: Fordham University Press, 2015), by Otto Maduro, edited and introduced by Eduardo Mendieta.

Journal Articles:

“Walled in and without Home: Casey, Edward S. and Watkins, Mary. 2014 Up against the Wall: Re-Imagining the U.S.-Mexico Border, reviewed by Eduardo Mendieta” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space Open Site (26 November 2014). Available on line at:

http://societyandspace.com/reviews/reviews-archive/casey-edward-and-watkins-mary-2014-up-against-the-wall-reviewed-by-eduardo-mendieta/

 “Philosophy’s Paralipomena: Diaries, Notebooks, and Letters” in Journal of Speculative Philosophy, Vol. 28, No. 4 (2014), 413-421.

“On Left Kantianism: From Transcendental Critique to the Critical Ontology of the Present” in Foucault Studies, No. 18 (October 2014), 245-252.

 “From Colonial to Decolonial Pedagogy: From Bello to Freire” in Lápiz, No. 1 (2014) (Proceedings from the 2013 LAPES Symposium), 14-31.

 “The Legal Orthopedia of Human Dignity: Thinking with Axel Honneth” in Philosophy and Social Criticism, Vol. 40, No. 8 (fall of 2014), 799-815. Modified version to appear in Portuguese as “A Ortopedia Moral da Lei: Dignidade, Liberdade Comunicativa e a Descolonização de Direitos Humanos” in Revista Culturas Jurídicas (2015)

 “The Silence of the Sirens: Re-reading the Dialectic of Enlightenment with Kafka and Borges” Journal of Speculative Philosophy, Vol. 28, No. 3 (2014), 401-410.

Book Chapters:

“The Second Reconquista” in Iván Jaksic, ed. Debating Race, Ethnicity, and Latino Identity: Jorge J.E. Gracia and his Critics (New York: Columbia University Press, 2015), 138-146. Revision and expansion of:  "The 'Second Reconquista', or Why should a 'Hispanic' become a Philosopher?: On Jorge Gracia's Hispanic/Latino Identity: A Philosophical Perspective." in Philosophy and Social Criticism, Vol. 27, No. 2 (2001), 11-19. Excerpt in Spanish appeared under the title of “ Etiquetas étnicas son identidades políticas in Revista Internacional de Filosofía Política, No. 16, Diciembre 2000, 183-187

“Globalization, Cosmopolitics, Decoloniality: Politics for/of the Anthropocene” in Andrew Fiala, ed. Bloomsbury Companion to Political Philosophy (London: Bloomsbury, 2015), 213-221.

“Introduction to the English-Language Edition: Toward an Epistemology of Liberation” in Otto Maduro, Maps for a Fiesta: A Latina/o Perspective on Knowledge and the Global Crisis, edited and with an introduction by Eduardo Mendieta (New York: Fordham University Press, 2015), vi-xiii.

“Freedom as practice and Civic genius: On James Tully’s Public Philosophy” in Robert Nichols and Jakeet Singh, eds., Freedom and Democracy in an Imperial Context: Dialogues with James Tully (London and New York: Routledge, 2014), 32-47.

“World Society, Public Sphere and Cosmopolitanism” in Raúl Fornet-Betancourt, Hans Schelkshorn, Franz Gmainer-Pranzl, eds., Auf dem Weg zu einer Gerechten Universalität: Philosophischen Grundlagen und Politischen Perspektiven (Aachen: Wissenschaftsverlag Mainz, 2013), 127-139.

“From Imperial to Dialogical Cosmopolitanism” in Matthias Lutz-Bachmann and Amos Nascimento, eds., Human Rights, Human Dignity, and Cosmopolitan Ideals: Essays on Critical Theory and Human Rights (Surrey, England, and Burlington, US: Ashgate, 2014), 119-138. This is a revised and expanded version of an essay originally published in  Ethics & Global Politics Vol. 2, No. 3 (2009): 241-258. Spanish version: “Del cosmopolitismo imperial al cosmopolitismo dialógico: humildad, solidaridad y paciencia.” In José G. Gandarilla S. y Jorge Zùñiga, coordinadores, La filosofía de la Liberación, Hoy: Sus Alcances en la Ética y la Política, Tomo 1 (México, DF: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2013), 113-134

Related Links:

Interviews:

http://postcolonialnetworks.com/video-stories/pamphletarian-theology-claudio-carvalhaes-eduardo-mendieta/

https://vimeo.com/18961742

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8Flu4FlOyc