Innovation et fondation

Abstract : In On Revolution Hannah Arendt dealt, among other subjects, with the authentic Machiavellian concern on the foundation of a permanent and durable body politic. According to her, revolutions are not mere changes, because they confront us directly with the problem of the relationship between beginning and constitution, freedom and permanence of the political realm. In this article I suggest that Arendt's analysis of revolution rectifies an aporia that resides in the center of her own concept of political action: it is because of its contingency, its uncertainty and evasiveness, that action is doomed never to find the institutions necessary for its permanence. At the end of my text I suggest that this failure of action can be overcome if one preserves the beginning by constantly revisiting it in order to augment the initial act.
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Diego Paredes Goicochea. Innovation et fondation. Encyclo. Revue de l'école doctorale ED 382, Université Sorbonne Paris Cité, 2012, p.27-33. ⟨hal-00718413⟩

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