Not only is it a right, but it is a necessity, as claimed by philosopher Simone Weil, “Equality is a vital need of the human soul” (Simone Weil, 1940). In her essay “Equality”, Weil attempts to reconcile mankind’s need for equality with the preexisting inequalities in our societies.
Abstract This paper introduces Simone Weil’s notion of reading and some of its implications to education. Weil’s philosophy, in particular her notion of attention has caught interest of some.
Simone Weil’s Iliad: The Power of Words. Dean Hammer and Michael Kicey. Abstract: Simone Weil’s work has always been appreciated for its evocative beauty, but not always for its potential contributions to political thought. In this essay, we engage in a reappraisal of her political thought, and of her relevance to contemporary politics, by way of her discussion of the power of words. Weil.
Simone Weil, French mystic, social philosopher, and activist in the French Resistance during World War II, whose posthumously published works had particular influence on French and English social thought. Intellectually precocious, Weil also expressed social awareness at an early age. At five she.
Simone Weil and The Poem of Force From the Fields of llion to the Charnel Grounds of Europe Vincent Di Stefano November 2017 Even as a child, Simone Weil had an understanding of both the deprivations and the depredations of war. At an age when most children can barely see beyond their own shifting desires, Simone Weil had fully grasped the reality and the meaning of sacrifice. She was six.
Simone Weil's Iliad: The Power of Words Dean Hammer and Michael Kicey Abstract: Simone Weil's work has always been appreciated for its evocative beauty, but not always for its potential contributions to political thought. In this essay, we engage in a reappraisal of her political thought, and of her relevance to contemporary politics, by way of her discussion of the power of words. Weil shares.
In Simone Weil: Late Philosophical Writings, Eric O. Springsted presents a unique collection of Weil’s writings, one concentrating on her explicitly philosophical thinking. The essays are drawn chiefly from the time Weil spent in Marseille in 1940-42, as well as one written from London; most have been out of print for some time; three appear for the first time; all are newly translated.
Weil suggests that the purpose is attention, but her notion of attention involves religious language and takes essentialist formulation. How can we take her thesis seriously? By addressing such difficulties and potential problems, I argue that her thesis is still compelling if we adequately emphasize her realistic approach to philosophy. Attention is the disposition of the subject that is open.
Another essay, placed last in the book, called “Draft for a Statement of Human Obligations,” also written the year of her death, contains matter central to Simone Weil’s ideas. The remaining essays are on specific historical and political subjects—two on the civilization of Languedoc, one on a proletarian uprising in Renaissance Florence, several long essays on the Roman Empire which.
I address this later in the essay. But let us go back to our visit to Weil’s tomb. I asked Gina to read a short poem written by Weil a few months’ before her death. Most of the present article is about this poem, which is Simone’s emotional testament to the fundamental issue of her life, her relationship with Jesus and the Church. It was a precious and moving moment that we took away.
Dino Alfier Necessarily Self less Action: An Enactment of Simone Weil’s Notion of Attention as a Practice of Detachment through Observational Drawing The notion of attention plays a pivotal role in French philosopher Simone Weil’s ref lections on the possibility of and methods for spiritual progress. For Weil, the attentive agent perceives reality as an all-embracing web of necessary.
The editors of The Christian Platonism of Simone Weil have provided students of Weil an excellent collection of essays, situating their subject in the context of an alternative reading of Plato and his philosophical contribution to religious and spiritual thought. Studies of Platonism, according to Doering and Springsted, had long neglected the religious and moral dimension placing emphasis on.
Asleep, She is a Horizon: On Simone Weil. The truth about life is still obscure because we only read those vain and energetic enough to write. Even the secret diarists, your Pessoas and your Dickinsons, seem imbued with a kind of optimism about the truth of their pessimism, and their refusals to publish seem more miserly to me than doubtful. Truth is found in wholeness, in the reconciliation.
Weil suggests that the purpose is attention, but her notion of attention involves religious language and takes essentialist formulation. How can we take her thesis seriously? By addressing such difficulties and potential problems, I argue that her thesis is still compelling if we adequately emphasize her realistic approach to philosophy.
Simone Weil's father, a doctor, had been conscripted for medical service soon after the outbreak of the war. Travelling with her family from base to base, Simone came to know at close range the tragic reverberations of war. At the age of six, she quietly announced at the family table that she would no longer eat sugar but would send her portions to the French soldiers on the Front. This small.The French thinker, political activist, and religious mystic Simone Weil (1909-1943) was known for the intensity of her commitments and the breadth and depth of her analysis of numerous aspects of modern civilization. Simone Weil was born in Paris on February 3, 1909, the second child of an assimilated Jewish family. She received a superb education in.One of the most valuable resources available online for Simone Weil research is a bibliography of critical works on Simone Weil (1995-date) maintained by Saundra Lipton (University of Calgary) and Debra Jensen (Mount Royal University, Calgary): Simone Weil Bibliography.