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Subversive Spinoza

Antonio Negri

Edited by Timothy S. Murphy, Michael Hardt, Edward Stolze and Charles T. Wolfe

Subversive Spinoza
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  • ISBN: 9780719066474
  • Publish Date: Aug 2004
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    Book Information

    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN: 978-0-7190-6647-4
    • Pages: 144
    • Price: £13.99
    • Published Date: August 2004
    • Series: Angelaki Humanities

    Description

    In Subversive Spinoza, Antonio Negri spells out the philosophical credo that inspired his radical renewal of Marxism and his compelling analysis of the modern state and the global economy by means of an inspiring reading of the challenging metaphysics of the seventeenth-century Dutch-Jewish philosopher Spinoza. For Negri, Spinoza's philosophy has never been more relevant than it is today to debates over individuality and community, democracy and resistance, and modernity and postmodernity.

    This collection of essays extends, clarifies and revises the argument of Negri's influential 1981 book 'The Savage Anomaly: The Power of Spinoza's Metaphysics and Politics' and links it directly to his recent work on constituent power, time and empire.

    Contents

    Acknowledegements
    Editor's preface
    Conventions and abbreviationsas
    I. Spinoza: Five reasons for his contemporaneity
    II.The 'Political Treatise',or, the foundation of modern democracy
    III. 'Reliqua desiderantur': A conjecture for a definition of the concept of democracy in the final Spinoza
    IV. Between infinity and community: Notes on materialism in Spinoza and Leopardi
    V. Spinoza's anti-modernity
    VI. The 'return to Spinoza' and the return of communism
    VII. Democracy and eternity in Spinoza
    Postface
    To conclude: Spinoza and the postmoderns

    Editors

    Antonio Negri is an independent researcher and writer living in Rome. Timothy S. Murphy is Associate Professor of English at the University of Oklahoma. Michael Hardt is Associate Professor in the Literature Program at Duke University. Ted Stolze is Lecturer in Philosophy at California State University, Hayward. Charles T. Wolfe is Professor of Philosophy at Boston University

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    Edited by Timothy S. Murphy, Michael Hardt, Edward Stolze, Charles T. Wolfe

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