The Logic of the Rebel: On Simone Weil and Albert Camus.
In 1943 at the height of World War II and just weeks before her death, Simone Weil produced an essay titled “On the Abolition of All Political Parties.” In her all-out assault on parties, she reminds us, paradoxically, of why parties, for all their flaws, remain crucial to a functioning democracy. Whereas English and American parties retain an “element of sport” (of friendly.
Simone Weil (b. 1909) was a French writer, thinker, and activist who left a corpus of disparate writings that collectively present a sophisticated challenge to contemporary politics and philosophy. She died, aged thirty-four, in 1943. She was born into an affluent life in Paris. As a schoolgirl, she declared her solidarity with the Communist Left. Weil was high-achieving while receiving the.
So aesthetic appreciation and horrendous affliction are both ways for God’s reality, expressed in the “order and beauty of the world” to possess us utterly. Simone Weil consistently emphasizes that we must recognize and bow before the reality of God. Echoing St. Paul’s comment that “the creation was subjected to frustration, not by.
His essay (with Finn Nielsen) on Weil’s concept of law appeared in Simone Weil’s Philosophy of Culture: Readings Toward a Divine Humanity (Cambridge University Press, 1993), edited by Richard.
Simone Weil (Maria Bingemer) is 20% off every day at WipfandStock.com. The present book reflects on the life, work, and legacy of an exceptional and enigmatic woman: the philosopher and French Jewish mystic Simone Weil. It constitutes a.
Simone Weil, (born February 3, 1909, Paris, France—died August 24, 1943, Ashford, Kent, England), 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 refused.
The Mysticism of Simone Weil and Francois Mauriac's Viper's Tangle: Affliction, Gravity, and Grace Although Eugene Fleure and Yves Leroux amply document Francois Mauriac's admiration for his compatriot, Simone Weil, these critics fail to explore a significant key to the affinity between the Catholic novelist and the heterodox mystic: Mauriac selected for the epigraph to his novel, The Lamb.