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What Is (Insurgent) Universality?

In: Historical Materialism
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Massimiliano Tomba Professor, History of Consciousness Department, University of California, Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, California USA

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Abstract

In my response to Harry Harootunian, Aldo Beretta, Rebecca Fritzl, Niklas Plaetzer, and Vanita Seth, I discuss some of the terms that constitute the theoretical plot of my book: insurgent, universality, temporality. I also discuss the methodology of my work and the difference between radical democracy, insurgent democracy, and what I call the democratic excess. Eventually, in my response to Seth, I show how the work method of Insurgent Universality is maximally distant from any ontological discourse.

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