relationship was not achieved by communism or by certain aspects of Marxist theory. At the end of his life, Sartre considered the historical, political and ideological defeat of the Left. In contrast to other works, it is evident here that the city of ends, the
A New Idea of Democracy in Sartre's Hope Now
Maria Antonietta Perna
The present paper aims to explore the Spinozean notion ‘multitude’ as it is used in texts by Antonio Negri and Paolo Virno, although I shall only touch upon the latter’s work to the extent that it appears to agree with Negri’s theses. Doing so will bring up an issue which, in my view, impinges on the articulation of the praxis of liberation envisioned by the above philosophers. In particular, although their analyses adopt ontology as a point of departure, and this is a core methodological tenet in their thought, they fall short of offering an account of the ontological structures of agency which would be adequate to ground the motivation for the appointed ethico-political task.
Critique remained unfinished. To argue for the proximity of Sartre's existentialism and Marxism, Aronson refers to Sartre's long-standing interest in Marxism: “Both politically and philosophically Sartre became preoccupied with Marxism, and he remained
Memoirs, Diaries, Biography
disciplinary boundaries and with other thinkers such as Foucault, the historical contextualisation of Beauvoir's autobiographical texts deepens our understanding of the ethical, political and epistemological stakes in the production of the self through acts of