set abstraction

set abstraction

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Antonio Negri specifically set abstraction at the centre of the method of antagonistic tendency as a process of collective knowledge: the process of determinate abstraction is entirely given inside this collective proletarian illumination: it is therefore an element of critique and a form of struggle.
More than leading to a simple rejection of those formal and spatial elements that had from the beginning provided the building blocks for abstraction, this questioning loosened the grip of all those beliefs--in the absolutes of the mystical or the mechanistic--that seemed to set abstraction apart.