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    Surviving american culture: On Chuck palahniuk
    Philosophy and Literature 29 (2): 394-408. 2005.
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    Educating the political imaginary
    Hypatia 15 (3): 163-173. 2000.
    : María Pía Lara's two books, La Democracia como proyecto de identidad ética and Moral Textures: Feminist Narratives in the Public Sphere are described and analyzed. Her contribution to a feminist left-Habermasian theory of the relationship between the aesthetic dimension and the political imaginary are discussed. Questions and concerns, however, are raised regarding the assumptions of universal pragmatics and Lara's attempt to offer a positive reading of the dependence of the political imaginar…Read more
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    What can and cannot be rescued – taking leave of Heidegger’s hut
    Philosophy and Social Criticism 38 (2): 227-233. 2012.
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    Elogio a la herejía: el ateísmo radical de Rorty
    Ideas Y Valores 57 (138): 17-28. 2008.
    Rorty se debe estudiar, no especialmente por la fidelidad de sus narraciones de la historiografía filosófica, o por la corrección de sus lecturas, sino principalmente porque, como los grandes pensadores de la filosofía occidental, él nos ha ofrecido una gran meta-narrativa. Rorty fue un meta-filósof..
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    The prison contract and abolition democracy
    Radical Philosophy Today 5 209-217. 2007.
    This article discusses the fortuitous genesis of the book of my conversations with Angela Y. Davis, Abolition Democracy and traces some of the intellectual and philosophical sources that informed the specific questions and approaches that inform the dialogue. Davis’ relationships to Georg Rusche and Otto Kirchheimer, as well as to Foucault, are discussed. Similarly, Davis’ place within a critical black American political-philosophical tradition is analyzed. The essay focuses mainly, however, on …Read more
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    Discourse ethics and liberation ethics: At the boundaries of moral theory
    Philosophy and Social Criticism 21 (4): 111-126. 1995.
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    The city and the philosopher: On the urbanism of phenomenology
    Philosophy and Geography 4 (2). 2001.
    Philosophy projects a certain understanding of reason that is related to the ways in which the city figures in its imaginary. Conversely, the city is a practice of spatialization that determines the ways in which agents are able, or unable, to live out their social agency. This essay focuses on the ways in which philosophy and the city's spatializing practices and imaginaries inform differential ways of living out social agency. The thrust of the investigation is to discern the ways in which sex…Read more
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    Identities: Race, Class, Gender, and Nationality (edited book)
    with Linda Martín Alcoff
    Wiley-Blackwell. 2003.
    This anthology provides the definitive theoretical sources of contemporary thinking about identity, including explorations of race, class, gender, and nationality. Explores the long and rich tradition of philosophical analysis and debate over the genesis, contours, and political effects of identity categories. Provides the definitive theoretical sources and contemporary debates by leading theorists such as selections from Hegel, Marx, Freud, DuBois, Beauvoir, Lukács, Fanon, Hall, Guha, Hobsbawm,…Read more
  •  53
    Police Ethics after Ferguson
    with Ben Jones
    In Ben Jones & Eduardo Mendieta (eds.), The Ethics of Policing: New Perspectives on Law Enforcement, New York University Press. pp. 1-22. 2021.
    In 2014, questionable police killings of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and Tamir Rice sparked mass protests and put policing at the center of national debate. Mass protests erupted again in 2020 after the brutal police killing of George Floyd. These and other incidents have put a spotlight on a host of issues that threaten the legitimacy of policing—excessive force, racial bias, over-policing of marginalized communities, historic injustices that remain unaddressed, and new technology that increase…Read more
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    Plantations, ghettos, prisons: US racial geographies
    Philosophy and Geography 7 (1): 43-59. 2004.
    In the first part of this essay, I develop the argument that Michel Foucault's work should be read with geographical and topological ideas in mind. I argue that Foucault's archeology and genealogy are fundamentally determined by spatial, topological, geographical, and geometrical metaphors and concepts. This spatial dimension of genealogy is explicitly related to racism and the regimes that domesticate agents through the practices, institutions and ideologies of racialization. The second part of…Read more
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    Dussel's ethics begins with a consideration of the importance of history for ethics in general and for us, in particular, in an age of globaliz ation and exclusion. The first part of the work concerns foundational ethics, where he grounds three principles: a material principle, a formal or validity principle, and a feasibility principle. The second part deals with critical ethics, where he grounds three additional principles of ethics: a principle of the recognition of the corporeal dignity of c…Read more
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    Don Ihde bodies in technology
    with Evan Selinger and Don Ihde
    Journal of Applied Philosophy 20 (1). 2003.
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    From imperial to dialogical cosmopolitanism?
    Ethics and Global Politics 2 (3). 2009.
    We can now survey the ruins of a Babelian tower of discourse about cosmopolitanism. We speak of “elite travel lounge,” “Davos,” “banal” as well as of “reflexive,” “really existing,” “patriotic,” and “horizontal” cosmopolitanisms. Here, an attempt is made to extract what is normative and ideal in the concept of cosmopolitanism by foregrounding the epistemic and moral dimensions of this attitude towards the world and other cultures. Kant, in a rather unexpected way, is profiled as the exemplificat…Read more
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    Latin American Philosophy: Currents, Issues, Debates (edited book)
    Indiana University Press. 2003.
    "The essays in this book make it elegantly clear that there is a vigorous and rigorous Latin American philosophy... and that others dismiss it at their peril." —Mario Sáenz The ten essays in this lively anthology move beyond a purely historical consideration of Latin American philosophy to cover recent developments in political and social philosophy as well as innovations in the reception of key philosophical figures from the European Continental tradition. Topics such as indigenous philosophy, …Read more
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    The meaning of being is the being of meaning: On heidegger’s social pragmatism
    Philosophy and Social Criticism 33 (1): 99-112. 2007.
    Heidegger has been taken by many as a prophet of extremity, a nihilist, an existentialistic individualist, and a destroyer of normativity. This article offers a sympathetic reading of Brandom’s efforts to extricate Heidegger from such readings and to set out a way to read Heidegger’s philosophy of language and action that underscores their fundamental sociality and normativity. Herein it is shown specifically why Brandom must turn to Heidegger’s work as a testing ground for his own proposal of a…Read more
  •  39
    Politics and Prisons: An Interview with Angela Davis
    with Angela Y. Davis
    Radical Philosophy Review 6 (2): 163-178. 2003.
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    The Sound of Race: The Prosody of Affect
    Radical Philosophy Review 17 (1): 109-131. 2014.
    This essay urges us to complement work on the philosophy and social science of race that has focused on the “visual” and “epistemic” dimension of racism with work on affect or what is here called the somatological dimensions of racism. The racist self hears race before he sees it. The racist self is convulsed by race before she experiences it as an epistemic affair. It is argued here that we dwell in the sound house of race. Before racism is chromocratic, it is phonocratic. The technologies of t…Read more
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    En este artículo se discute el reciente libro de Jürgen Habermas, Die Zukunft der menschlichen Natur. Auf dem Weg zu einer liberalen Eugenik . Se presta especial atención al argumento central relacionado con los efectos negativos que podría tener la aceptación general de la clonación y el diagnóstico génico preimplantacional sobre la autocomprensión moral y política de las generaciones presentes y futuras. La discusión continúa con una crítica a los argumentos centrales de Habermas contra el DGP…Read more
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    Habermas on human cloning: The debate on the future of the species
    Philosophy and Social Criticism 30 (5-6): 721-743. 2004.
    Jürgen Habermas’s recent book Die Zukunft der menschlichen Natur (2001) is discussed. Particular attention is paid to the central argument concerning the adverse effects the general acceptance of cloning and pre-implantation genetic diagnostics (PGD) would have on the moral and political self-understanding of present and future generations. The argument turns to a critique of Habermas’s central arguments against PGD, and develops at least two arguments that are in harmony with his general defens…Read more
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    Lógica, Lecciones de M. Heidegger (review)
    Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 16 (2): 516-524. 1993.