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    Spinoza for Our Time: Politics and Postmodernity (Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture) (Hardback) By (author) Antonio Negri, Translated by William McCuaig, Foreword by Rocco Gangle

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    DescriptionAntonio Negri, one of the world's leading scholars on Baruch Spinoza (1632--1677) and his contemporary legacy, offers a straightforward explanation of the philosopher's elaborate arguments and a persuasive case for his ongoing relevance. Responding to a resurgent interest in Spinoza's thought and its potential application to contemporary global issues, Negri demonstrates the thinker's special value to politics, philosophy, and related disciplines. Negri's work is both a return to and an advancement of his initial affirmation of Spinozian thought in The Savage Anomaly. He further defends his understanding of the philosopher as a proto-postmodernist, or a thinker who is just now, with the advent of the postmodern, becoming contemporary. Negri also connects Spinoza's theories to recent trends in political philosophy, particularly the reengagement with Carl Schmitt's "political theology," and the history of philosophy, including the argument that Spinoza belongs to a "radical enlightenment." By positioning Spinoza as a contemporary revolutionary intellectual, Negri addresses and effectively defeats twentieth-century critiques of the thinker waged by Jacques Derrida, Alain Badiou, and Giorgio Agamben.

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    Spinoza for Our Time
    Politics and Postmodernity
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Antonio Negri, Translated by William McCuaig, Foreword by Rocco Gangle
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 152
    Width: 145 mm
    Height: 180 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    ISBN 13: 9780231160469
    ISBN 10: 0231160461

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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Columbia University Press
    Imprint name
    Columbia University Press
    Publication date
    01 January 2014
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Antonio Negri is an independent researcher and world-renowned theorist, who has taught political philosophy at the University of Padua, the University of Vincennes, and College Internationale de Philosophie. His books include Factory of Strategy: Thirty-three Lessons on Lenin; The Politics of Subversion: A Manifesto for the Twenty-First Century; and Negri on Negri: In Conversation with Anne Dufourmentelle. With Michael Hardt, he coauthored the best-selling trilogy, Empire, Multitude, and Commonwealth. Rocco Gangle is associate professor of philosophy at Endicott College and the author of Francois Laruelle's Philosophies of Difference: A Critical Introduction and Guide.
    Review quote
    ... Small, attractively produced... While the translation is lucid and elegant, Negri's analysis is subtle and couched in the philosophical grammar of contemporary Continental philosophy. The volume would be most appreciated by readers conversant in this idiom. Choice 5/1/14
    Table of contents
    Foreword by Rocco GangleTranslator's NoteIntroduction: Spinoza and Us1. Spinoza: A Heresy of Immanence and of Democracy2. Potency and Ontology: Heidegger or Spinoza3. Multitude and Singularity in the Development of the Spinoza's Political Thought4. Spinoza: A Sociology of the AffectsNotesBibliographyIndex