Reading Negri

Author: Pierre Lamarche
Publisher: Open Court
ISBN: 0812697405
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Antonio Negri is the most important Marxist theorist working today. His writings include novel readings of classical philosophers such as Machiavelli, Descartes, and Spinoza, revolutionary reinterpretations of the central texts of Marx, and works of contemporary political analysis. Negri is known in the English-speaking world primarily through Empire, a work he co-authored with Michael Hardt in 2000 that became a surprise academic best-seller. His other writings, which have great depth and breadth, are equally deserving of attention. While most critical accounts of Negri focus only on Empire, this collection of essays presents readers with a fuller picture of Negri’s thought, one that does justice to his ability to use the great texts of the philosophical tradition to illuminate the present. The collection contains essays from scholars representing a broad spectrum of disciplines and interests, and it offers both criticism of and positive commentary on Negri’s work.

The Philosophy of Antonio Negri Volume Two

Author: Timothy S. Murphy
Publisher: Pluto Press
ISBN: 9780745326108
Format: PDF, Docs
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To see so many friends bringing such critical contributions to bear on my work serves as a spur to action once again. Antonio NegriThe spectacular success of Empire and Multitude has brought Negri's writing to a new, wider audience. Negri’s work is singular in its depth and expression. It can be difficult to grasp the complexity of his ideas, as they are rooted in the history of philosophy. This book offers an introduction to his thinking, and is ideal for readers who want to get to grips with his key themes. Outstanding contributors include Pierre Macherey, Charles Wolfe, Alex Callinicos, Miguel Vatter, Jason Read, Alberto Toscano, Mamut Mutman, Ted Stolze and Judith Revel.Written with dynamism and originality, the book will appeal to anyone interested in the evolution of Negri’s thought, and especially to students of political philosophy, international studies and literary theory. This book is the sequel to The Philosophy of Antonio Negri, Volume One: Resistance in Practice (Pluto, 2005) but can be read entirely independently.

Fundamentalisms of the New Order

Author: Charlotte Brandt
Publisher: Lukas & Sternberg
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Depending on your point of view, fundamentalism can be strongly positive or negative. This publication, a "textbook with images" documenting a Copenhagen exhibition, reflects on the diversity of fundamentalisms-religious, political, cultural, economic. Why such a seeming resurgence recently? Is fundamentalism even relevant in an era of rapid change-or is it essential? These are questions posed by artists in the show and considered in essays and panel discussions.

Fighting Theory

Author: Avital Ronell
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252076230
Format: PDF, Kindle
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International interest in the work of Avital Ronell has expressed itself in reviews, articles, essays, and dissertations. For Fighting Theory, psychoanalyst and philosopher Anne Dufourmantelle conducted twelve interviews with Ronell, each focused on a key topic in one of Ronell's books or on a set of issues that run throughout her work. What do philosophy and literary studies have to learn from each other? How does Ronell place her work within gender studies? What does psychoanalysis have to contribute to contemporary thought? What propels one in our day to Nietzsche, Derrida, Nancy, Bataille, and other philosophical writers? How important are courage and revolt? Ronell's discussions of such issues are candid, thoughtful, and often personal, bringing together elements from several texts, illuminating hints about them, and providing her up-to-date reflections on what she had written earlier. Intense and often ironic, Fighting Theory is a poignant self-reflection of the worlds and walls against which Avital Ronell crashed.