Grammar of the Multitude

A Grammar of the Multitude

For an Analysis of Contemporary Forms of Life
by Paulo Virno – 2004

” Unfortunately, few people will realize that the multitude isn’t just a philosophical concept lifted from Spinoza — the democracy of the multitude — that it has a history under another name, and has been the object of vibrant collective experiments.”(12)
In the post-Ford era, human communication has become the basis of productive cooperation in general.(13)

“The margins at the center” – through its active participation in socialized knowledge. (…)The global multitude is hybrid, fluid, mutant, deterritorialized just like immaterial workers of the portmodern world, and yet, in mysterious ways, it is supposed to encompass the world poor which replaced the working-class at the bottom of the ladder”.(14)

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