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Toni Negri, Multitude

Conversation with Gerald Raunig, Part 3

In this interview, recorded in September 2022 in Paris, Toni Negri talks about his political philosophy, its most important concepts and their contemporary relevance. In the third part of this four-part conversation, the Italian philosopher arrives at his central concept of the multitude. From its origins in Spinoza’s writings and its connections to absolute democracy, down to the historical events of liberation movements in early European modernity, the multitude has always been the concept for a composition of singularities, of forms of life that assemble. In the 20th century, capitalism transformed from Fordism to post-Fordism, and new multitudinous forms of subjectivation also arose with feminist and anti-colonial movements. From 1968 to the turn of the century, when in the anti-globalization movement text machines intertwined with social machines, and up to the occupy movements and Black Lives Matter, the multitude emerged again and again as a marker that another world is possible.

Multitude (Video / Italian with English Subtitles)



Çokluk (Video / Italian with Turkish Subtitles)

(Subtitles by Otonom Yayıncılık)


Multitude (audio / Italian)