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Eduardo Mendieta

Professor of Philosophy
129A Sparks Building


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

Professional Bio

Recent Courses

  • Critique of the Critique: Decolonizing Philosophy
  • Decolonizing Philosophy
  • Postcolonial Marx
  • Intro to Moral Reasoning
  • Politics and Society
  • Philosophy of War and Peace
  • Biopolitics and Race

Recent Publications


co-edited with Amy Allen, The Cambridge Habermas Lexicon (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019) 

co-edited with Amy Allen, From Alienation to the Critique of Life Forms: The Critical Theory of Rahel Jaeggi (State College: Penn State University Press, 2018)

 co-edited with Tomaž Grušovnik, and Lenart Škof, eds. Borders and Debordering: Topologies, Praxes, Hospitableness (Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2018)

Angela Y. Davis, Democracia de la abolición. Prisiones, racismo y violencia. edited and introduced by Eduardo Mendieta (Madrid: Trotta, 2016)

Journal Articles:

“The Unfinished Project of the Enlightenment: Jürgen Habermas at 90” in Los Angeles Review of Books, August 11th, 2019, available on-line at: 

“Edge City: Reflections on the Urbanocene and the Plantationcene” Critical Philosophy of Race, special issue on “The Anthropocene and Race,” Vol. 7, No.1  (2019), 81-106 

“What would Foucault do with the Ring of Gyges? Or How Should we be Saved from Neoliberal Freedom” in Berlin Journal of Critical Theory, Vol. 3, No. 1 (January 2019), 27-44. 

“Habits of the Racist Self: On George Yancy” in Philosophy Today, Vol. 62, Issue 4 (Fall 2018), 1243-48.

“The Axial Age, Social Evolution, and Postsecular Consciousness” in Critical Research on Religion, Vol. 6, No. 3, 289-308. 

“Sobre las Edades de la naturaleza” in La Maleta de Portbou, Número 32 (Noviembre-Diciembre 2018), 20-31. 

“The creature of language: Three postcards to Chuck” in Philosophy and Social Criticism, Vol. 44, No. 7 (2018): 741-44. 

“Macondo Time: On Alejandro Vallega’s Latin American Philosophy. From Identity to Radical Exteriority” in Inter-American Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 8, No. 4 (Fall 2017), 24-32.

 “Rory and Post-Post-Truth” in Los Angeles Review of Books, July 22nd, 2017. Available on line at:

“What it Means to be Human!” A Conversation with Cornel West” Critical Philosophy of Race, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2017, 137-170.

 “The U.S. Border and the Political Ontology of ‘Assassination Nation’: Thanatological DispositifsJournal of Speculative Philosophy, Vol. 31, No. 1 (2017), 82-100.

 “Forms of Transference: On Charles Johnson’s Philosophical Fiction” The Pluralist, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Spring 2017), 30-37.

Book Chapters:

 “The Rights of Immigrants and the Duties of Nations: On Cesar Chavez, Transnational Justice, and the Temporality of Rights” in Sabeen Ahmend, Lisa Madura, Kelly Oliver, eds., Refugees Now: Rethinking Borders, Hospitality and Citizenship (Rowman and Littlefield, 2019), 193-210.

 “A Bestiary for the Anthropocene: The End of Nature and the Future of Animal Life on Planet Earth” in Nandita Batra and Mario Wenning, eds., The Human-Animal Boundary: Exploring the Line in Philosophy and Fiction (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2019), 201-214.

 “The Postsecular Condition and the genealogy of postmetaphysical Thinking” in Justin Beaumont, eds. The Routledge Handbook of Postsecularity (London and New York: Routledge, 2019), 51-59

 (co-authored with Justin Beaumont) “Reflexive secularizations” Justin Beaumont, eds. The Routledge Handbook of Postsecularity (London and New York: Routledge, 2019), 425-436.

“Dignity, communicative freedom, and law” in Amos Nascimento and Matthias Lutz-Bachmann, eds. Human Dignity: Perspectives from a Critical Theory of Human Rights (London and New York: Routledge, 2018), 105-124. Revised version of “The Legal Orthopedia of Human Dignity: Thinking with Axel Honneth” in Philosophy and Social Criticism, Vol. 40, No. 8 (fall of 2014), 799-815. 

“De la filosofía de la liberación a la economía de la liberación: ética para el antropoceno” in José Guadalupe Gandarilla Salgado y Mabel Moraña (Coordinadores), Del monólogo europeo al diálogo inter-filosófico. Ensayos sobre Enrique Dussel y la filosofía de la liberación (México: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Centro de Investigaciones Interdisciplinarias en Ciencias y Humanidades, 2018), 211-224.

“Interspecies Cosmopolitanism” [revised and expanded version of the 2012 version] in Gerard Delanty, eds. Handbook of Cosmopolitanism Studies, 2nd Revised Edition (New York and London: Routledge, 2018), 254-266.

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