Is the political sphere condemned to failure? This was the core question French philosopher Étienne Tamsin explored in one of his last books ( Le maléfice de la vie à plusieurs – La politique est-elle vouée à l’échec? 2012). A specialist of Hannah Arendt to whom he dedicated several books (among which Le trésor perdu. Hannah Arendt et l’intelligence de l’action politique, 1999 ), Étienne Tassin writes mainly on political action, interrogating today’s forms of cosmopolitism and experiences of migration (see Un monde commun. Pour une cosmopolitique des conflits, 2003). A member of the Institute of Humanities in Paris, he currently teaches at Paris Diderot University.
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