Eduardo Mendieta

Professor of Philosophy and Associate Director of the Rock Ethics Institute at The Pennsylvania State University

Resident at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
July–October 2019, January–April 2020

Research topic at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
»Enlightened Religion: Jürgen Habermas’s Philosophy of Religion«

Project outline:
With this project I aim to track the development of Habermas’s thinking about religion, beginning in the sixties, when he wrote some important essays on the role of Jewish thinkers in the transmission of German Idealism, to his forthcoming two volume book Auch eine Geschichte der Philosophie (Suhrkamp, 2019), which traces the debate between faith and knowledge from ancient times through the nineteenth century. (Eduardo Mendieta)

Research partner:
Eduardo Mendieta follows the invitation of Professor Matthias Lutz-Bachmann (Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften) as well as Professor Thomas Schmidt and the Cluster of Excellence »The Formation of Normative Orders« at Goethe University.

Scholarly profile of Eduardo Mendieta

Eduardo Mendieta is Professor of Philosophy and Associate Director of the Rock Ethics Institute at The Pennsylvania State University. He has taught at the University of San Francisco and the Stony Brook University of the SUNY System, as well as universities in Mexico, Colombia and Brazil. He works primarily on twentieth century Latin American philosophy and post-WWII German philosophy (especially the work of Karl-Otto Apel and Jürgen Habermas). In 2017 he received the Frantz Fanon Outstanding Achievements Award.

Please find more information about Eduardo Mendieta here.

Selected publications:
  1. The Philosophical Animal. (Forthcoming 2019)
  2. (with Amy Allen), The Cambridge Habermas Lexicon, Cambridge University Press, 2019.
  3. (with Amy Allen) From Alienation to Forms of Life: The Critical Theory of Rahel Jaeggi, The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2018.
  4. (with Craig Calhoun and Jonathan VanAntwerpen) »Habermas and Religion«, In: Polity, 2013.
  5. (with Jonathan VanAntwerpen) The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere, Columbia University Press, 2011.