Political Descartes

Reason, Ideology and the Bourgeois Project

By Antonio Negri; Matteo Mandarini (Translator); Alberto Toscano (Translator)
(Verso, Paperback, 9781844675821, 344pp.)

Publication Date: January 17, 2007

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A classic study of modern philosophy’s founder, translated into English for the first time.

About the Author

Antonio Negri has taught philosophy and political science at the Universities of Padua and Paris; he has also been a political prisoner in Italy and a political refugee in France. He is the author of over thirty books, including Political Descartes, Marx Beyond Marx, The Savage Anomaly, The Politics of Subversion, Insurgencies, Subversive Spinoza, and Time for Revolution, and, in collaboration with Michael Hardt, Labor of Dionysus, Empire and Multitude. He currently lives in Paris and Venice.

Alberto Toscano is a lecturer in sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is the author of The Theatre of Production and Fanaticism, translator of Alain Badiou’s The Century and Logics of Worlds and co-editor of Alain Badiou’s Theoretical Writings and On Beckett. He has published numerous articles on contemporary philosophy, politics and social theory, and is an editor of Historical Materialism.

Praise For Political Descartes

“One of the most significant figures of current political thought”—New Statesman

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