Empire versus Multitude

  • Peter Klepec
Keywords: Empire, multitude, power, Marx, Deleuze, politics


The author presents open questions posed by the recent notorious work by Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt, Empire. Their modeling upon Marx and Deleuze is, he claims, a symptom which affects and colours the whole work, all of its premises and starting points. The basic conceptual pair Empire-multitude framed by a thesis on bio-power meets the same fate. Further shortcomings and impasses of the work are shown concerning Deleuze's thesis on the passage from the disciplinary society to a society of control and Deleuze's notion of multiplicity and the political.


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Klepec P. Empire versus Multitude. FV [Internet]. 2016Jan.11 [cited 2022Jan.20];23(3). Available from: https://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/filozofski-vestnik/article/view/3574