This project critically interrogates the conceptualisation of the
multitude in the works of Hardt and Negri. It challenges two of their
central claims. Firstly, their assertion that early modernity is best
understood through the lens of the conceptual battle between
Hobbes and Spinoza, in terms of the people versus the multitude.
Secondly, their contention that the multitude is the primary agent
of radical politics in the twenty-first century.
|Date of Award
|Mark Devenney (Supervisor)