O Poder Monádico


monadic power

How to Cite

Leal, H. (2020). O Poder Monádico. Political Observer | Revista Portuguesa De Ciência Política, (12). https://doi.org/10.33167/2184-2078.RPCP2019.12/pp.55-74


Engaging in a simple question — how to justify the individual’s political resilience under the pressure for conformity exercised over him by the group? — the author proposes a new approach to the fundamental concept of Time and to its interpretation by Man and a retrieval of the leibnizian concept of monade. The article argues that Time is anthropologically understood under three forms: the greistical one, concerning aggregates; the idistical, where we can place individual temporality; and the logical form, where meaningful narratives are created, including the political ones. To each of them a form of power is inherent, without superiority of one over the others. Due to that, monadic power, unyielding and seen as an essentialist expression of individual power finds no sense in subjugating to collective power.



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