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Jose Medina


José Medina - Vanderbilt University (USA)

José Medina received his MA and PhD in Philosophy from Northwestern University in Chicago. He graduated in Philosophy from the University of Sevilla. Currently he holds the position of Associate Professor at Vanderbilt University, Tennessee. Before that he was an Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt and Saint Luis University. His research focuses on the philosophy of language, the philosophy of mind, Social Epistemology, and American and Hispanic philosophy. Dr. Medina’s recent seminars have dealt with issues such as Meaning and Identity, Significance, Social Theories of Mind, Truth and Interpretation, and Wittgenstein. During his career he has published four single-authored books and more than 15 articles on his areas of interest. His latest book, Speaking from Elsewhere, was published in 2006, and he is preparing his forthcoming book, The Epistemology of Resistance. Dr. Medina is a member of the American Philosophical Association, the North American Wittgenstein Society, the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, and the Tennessee Philosophical Association.


PROJECT: Social Imagination and Prejudices: His current research project explores how the social imagination contributes to maintain structures of oppression such as racism and heterosexism through the recirculation of scripts that pathologize certain forms of identity and behavior. He investigates how the diversification of the social imaginary through the inclusion of out-of-the-mainstream voices and perspectives can help to keep in check the biases and prejudices inscribed in what is imagined as normal.

Stay Period: FEB 11 - JUL 11


Professor: Jose M. Medina
Title: Ceguera Social, Silencios y Responsabilidad Hermeneutica
Date: 9 November 11:30h
Place: Aula Multimedia 15.1.01 - Getafe

Professor: Jose M. Medina
Title: "Sexualidad, Placeres y Daños"
Date: 1 February 19:00h
Place: Salón de Actos de la Residencia Fernando de los Ríos (Getafe Campus).


The Epistemology of Resistance: Gender and Racial Oppression, Epistemic Injustice, and Resistant Imaginations (Oxford University Press, 2012)

• “Color-Blindness, Meta-Ignorance, and the Racial Imagination”, Critical Philosophy of Race (January 2013)
• “Hermeneutical Injustice and Polyphonic Contextualism: Social Silences and Shared Hermeneutical Responsibilities”, Social Epistemology 26 (2), (2012), 201-220.
• “Memoria, Objetividad, y Justicia: Hacia una Epistemología de la Resistencia”, La Balsa de la Medusa 4 (2011), 47-74.
• “Toward a Foucaultian Epistemology of Resistance: Counter-Memory, Epistemic Friction, and Guerrilla Pluralism”, Foucault Studies No. 12, (October 2011).