Sunday, 27 April 2008

The multiplicity of unity

Manchester United, the United States of America, the United Nations, the United Kingdom...each of these entities represents a unity, a coherent singularity. But each is made up of a multiplicity: many players, many states, many nations, many countries. The coming together of many things into a single thing does not erase the multiplicity of the components. Each unity consists in a multiplicity; unity and multiplicity co-exist as opposites.