Doctor of philosophy, professor emeritus at the Ecole pratique des hautes études (EPHE), Associated researcher at the Centre de recherche politiques de SciencesPo and program director at the Collège international de philosophie from 1986 to 1992, her works of political philosophy concentrate on, among others, the French Revolution (D’une mort à l’autre, Précipices de la révolution, 1989), on the political evil (Ce que l’homme fait à l’homme, 1995), on the compassion in politics (L’homme compassionnel, 2008), on democracy (Pourquoi nous n’aimons pas la démocratie, 2010), on authority (Le pouvoir des commencements, 2012), on the experience of time (La crise sans fin, 2012) and on representation (Le Miroir et la scène, 2016). It is based on the deep reflexion on most of the essential concept of political philosophy that Myriam Revault d’Allonnes will be invited to think about a younger concept (if we compare it to its august elder Democracy, Representation, Evil), the one of Europe and the European Union.
Furthermore, Myriam Revault d’Allonnes, who, in its recent work Le miroir et la scène, refuses the acknowledgment of a crisis of representative democracy, tries to extract the concept of “representation” from the one of “similarity” that we tend to reduce nowadays. She gives her views of the concept of people : “the people doesn’t exist as a natural entity. He becomes people only through a representative operation”
May 4, 2018
May 4, 2018