Arquivo para July 18th, 2013

To be, the crowd and class

18 Jul

Crowd is the name of an immanence. The crowd is a set of singularities and not a homogeneous unit of supporters uniformed and carrying the same flag.

It is from this premise that one can outline a conceptualization of ontology that do not hold the human being to ideological schemes or temporal freedom and transcendence.Conceptualization is when the concept is not homogeneous and allows the multiplicity.ClassCrowd

In history, it was determined the people and not the crowd, although Spinoza and Leibniz have outlined.

The concept of people has been delineated within the hegemonic tradition of modernity was made by Hobbes, Rousseau and Hegel and produced, each in its own way but all idealists, a concept of people seated in the transcendence of the sovereign: the heads of these authors, the crowd was considered as war and chaos and so they formed the concept of the modern state to which postmodernity drew attention.

On this basis, the thought of modern operates in a manner bipolar abstracting the one hand, the multiplicity of singularities in transcendentalmente the unifying concept of people, and dissolving the other hand, the set of singularities (which is the crowd ) to form a mass of individuals.

The modern theory of natural law is rooted in empirical or ideological, is always thinking of transcendence and dissolution of the plane of immanence.

The theory of the crowd requires, instead, that the subjects speak for themselves: it is much more of singularities non-representable individuals that owners of knowledge and social production.

The crowd is a class concept, the article says Antonio Negri(*), and does not seem uncomfortable this definition since it still time a crowd of people exploited and the logic of power does not seem to reach them.

Indeed, the crowd is always productive and always in motion.

Considered from a temporal perspective, the crowd is exploited for production; a spatial point of view, the crowd is still exploited, as it constitutes a productive society, social cooperation for production.

There are several perspectives that link to this social cooperation.

The classes had a role in history, now is the time the crowd.

Negri (2002), “Pour une multitude de la définition ontologique en Multitudes No. 9, Paris, Exils.