This essay reconstructs several images of political concept of freedom in the modern and contemporary tradition. In the first part the Author traces the genealogy of modern political concept of freedom that produces the achievement of sovereignty and the individual rights in the age of revolutions. This political and historical process shows an image of freedom as property of the modern subject which is free because safe, autonomous and independent. In the second part, the Author introduces a different imagine of freedom in accord with the arendtian position of What is freedom? So political freedom can be sketched as an action, a new beginning, an unexpected event; and thus, this different image of freedom is showed as a possible way out from our age of crisis.

Keywords: Liberty, Individual Rights, Hannah Arendt, Political Action

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