This paper is intended to address the relationship between politics and the political, starting from Heidegger’s ontological difference and showing how terms of political difference are in a co-founding relationship. This essay seeks to show how, according to Heidegger, the human community, closely linked to historicity, reconfigures itself from time to time, starting from a re-appropriation of what it once was, through a decision related to human historical destiny. According to this interpretation, political events are not determinable by the political field, but have, rather, an ontological origin.

Keywords: Politics; Ontology; Difference; Decision; Community; Space.