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Political Descartes: Reason, Ideology and the Bourgeois Project

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A classic study of modern philosophy's founder, translated into English for the first time.
Paperback, Verso Radical Thinkers, 344 pages
Published January 17th 2007 by Verso
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Dec 05, 2012 Bradley rated it it was amazing
Antonio Negri writes so much better as a solo author. I find most of his work in collaboration with Michael Hardt to be a bit simplistic, but of course, that is what he is most renowned for publishing (his Empire, Multitude, and Commonwealth trilogy). His work during the 70's is most fascinating to me and especially the things he wrote while in prison or right before being imprisoned. This is one of the most thorough readings of Descartes I have come across, and not really being a Descartes scho ...more
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Mar 09, 2016 Carmel Ramos rated it really liked it
Negri mobiliza uma quantidade impressionante de referências. As notas, nesse livro, formam uma espécie de segundo texto; e são particularmente úteis aos interessados em se aprofundar no cartesianismo, a partir de diversos pontos de vista (filosófico, histórico, cultural, literário, etc.). Tanto a análise da história cultural e política da Europa do XVII, quanto as teses de diversos autores – Guez de Balzac, Mersenne, Gassendi, Galileu e Vanini, para citar alguns – apoiam suas posições. Quando se ...more
Al Matthews
Oct 17, 2007 Al Matthews marked it as thesisavoidance
I nearly bought this today, with something close to my last ten dollars. Paychecks are slow to arrive.

It's silver and pretty, it's new, it's Negri, and... Descartes.
Feb 27, 2012 Jesse rated it liked it
Negri is an alarmingly lame philosopher, but a disarmingly sincere radical, which causes skeptical eyes to look his way, and become, at once, annoyed and enamored of him. This is, however, a general reaction one might have to the entire Marxist tradition, which refuses to see philosophers as in any way talking about what they want to talk about, but rather as talking incidentally about what they're not talking about. At least, that's Negri's thesis - that Descartes, obviously in love with the bo ...more
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Antonio Negri is an Italian Marxist sociologist and political philosopher, best known for his co-authorship of Empire, and secondarily for his work on Spinoza.
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