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Negri’s Political Descartes

Antonio Negri
Political Descartes: Reason, Ideology, and the Bourgeois Project
Area: Rhetorical and Critical Theory

•    The notion of the bourgeois class unity that’s suspect—not capitalism itself
•    Capitalist revolution, not bourgeois one
•    Reformist metaphysics who operate within reality of separation
o    Bourgeois was never revolutionary—only by default
•    History of the bourgeois is always a history of ideology
2: “We find Negri tracing a particularly innovative and prescient ideology for the advance of bourgeois interests at the time of the retreat of its political project in the face of a rising absolutist monarchy and going into the crisis of the progressive impetus of capitalism.”
10: “Since the time of primitive accumulation, the bourgeois class was always merely the ‘result of the dialectical process of class struggle.’ Its existence was derivative from the struggle between the other great social actors.  Negri goes so far as to write that the only continuity that can be asserted of the bourgeoisie is that of money – as means of exchange, not money as capital.  In other words, the realm of the bourgeoisie is the realm of mediation par excellence.”

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