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Subversive Spinoza Antonio Negri by Timothy S. Murphy

Subversive Spinoza Antonio Negri

Part of the Angelaki Humanities Series


Subversive Spinoza Antonio Negri by Timothy S. Murphy

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. -- .


Negri renews our understanding of Spinozism in many regards...he is authentically and profoundly Spinozist. --Gilles Deleuze The savage power [of Negri's interpretation] upsets the ordinary frameworks through which we understand a philosophy, and not just Spinoza's--it forces us to re-read from a reverse angle, and in place of that doctrine we thought we knew so well, fixed in the immutable catalog of systems, it leads us to discover a living thought that in fact belongs to history, to our history. --Pierre Macherey

About the Author

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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Publication date

26th August 2004


Timothy S. Murphy

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Manchester University Press


144 pages


Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900



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