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Eduardo Mendieta

Professor of Philosophy and Latina/o Studies
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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