"To see so many friends bringing such critical contributions to bear on my work serves as a spur to action once again." Antonio Negri The 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.
Timothy S. Murphy is Associate Professor of English at the University of Oklahoma. He is the translator of Negri's Books for Burning (2005) and Subversive Spinoza (2004). Abdul-Karim Mustapha teaches at Wofford College. He is a member of the editorial boards of Multitudes and Rethinking Marxism. He is the author of Age of the Globe: On Philosophy and Periodization.
Editors' Acknowledgements Introduction: A Free Man's Wisdom... Timothy S. Murphy & Abdul-Karim Mustapha Part I: Extensive Engagements 1. Negri's Spinoza: From Mediation to Constitution - Pierre Macherey (University of Lille) 2. The Potentia of Living Labor: Negri and the Practice of Philosophy - Jason Read (University of Southern Maine) 3. Legality and Resistance: Arendt and Negri on Constituent Power - Miguel Vatter (Catholic University of Chile) Part II: Intensive Encounters 4. Antonio Negri, French Nietzschean? From the Will to Power to the Ontology of Power - Judith Revel (Universite de Paris-I, Pantheon-Sorbonne) 5. Always Already Only Now: Negri and the Biopolitical - Alberto Toscano (Goldsmiths College, London) 6. Marxist Wisdom: Antonio Negri on the Book of Job - Ted Stolze (Cerritos College) Part III: Constitutive Ontology 7. Difference, Event, Subject: Antonio Negri's Political Theory as Postmodern Metaphysics - Mahmut Mutman (Bilkent University, Turkey) 8. Antonio Negri and the Temptation of Ontology - Alex Callinicos (King's College London ) 9. Materialism and Temporality: On Antonio Negri's 'Constitutive' Ontology - Charles T. Wolfe (University of Quebec) Bibliography Contributors Index