David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Cambridge University Press (1989)
This book examines the religious, social, and political thought of Simone Weil in the context of the rigorous philosophical thinking out of which it grew. It also explores illuminating parallels between these ideas and ideas that were simultaneously being developed by Ludwig Wittgenstein. Simone Weil developed a conception of the relation between human beings and nature which made it difficult for her to explain mutual understanding and justice. Her wrestling with this difficulty coincided with a considerable sharpening of her religious sensibility, and led to a new conception of the natural and social orders involving a supernatural dimension, within which the concepts of beauty and justice are paramount. Professor Winch provides a fresh perspective on the complete span of Simone Weil's work, and discusses the fundamental difficulties of tracing the dividing line between philosophy and religion.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$19.05 used (69% off) $39.15 new (35% off) $48.89 direct from Amazon (19% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||B2430.W474.W56 1989|
|ISBN(s)||0521317436 052130086X 9780521317436|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
David Robjant (2012). The Earthy Realism of Plato's Metaphysics, Or: What Shall We Do with Iris Murdoch? Philosophical Investigations 35 (1):43-67.
Aviad Heifetz & Enrico Minelli (2008). An Economic Theorists' Reading of Simone Weil. Economics and Philosophy 24 (2):191-204.
Similar books and articles
Ann Pirruccello (1997). "Gravity" in the Thought of Simone Weil. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 57 (1):73-93.
E. Jane Doering (2010). Simone Weil and the Specter of Self-Perpetuating Force. University of Notre Dame Press.
Lawrence Blum (1992). Between the Human and the Divine: The Political Thought of Simone Weil, by Mary G. Dietz; and Simone Weil: "The Just Balance," by Peter Winch. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 52 (1):246-248.
Richard H. Bell (ed.) (1993). Simone Weil's Philosophy of Culture: Readings Toward a Divine Humanity. Cambridge University Press.
Paul Brazier (2011). Simone Weil. Critical Lives Series. Palle Yourgrau, The Relevance of the Radical. Simone Weil 100 Years Later. Edited by A. Rebecca Rozelle-Stone and Lucian Stone and Simone Weil and the Spectre of Self-Perpetuating Force. E. Jane Doering. [REVIEW] Heythrop Journal 52 (5):876-878.
Simone Weil (1952). The Need for Roots. New York, Putnam.
Athanasios Moulakis (1998). Simone Weil and the Politics of Self-Denial. University of Missouri Press.
Simone Weil (1978). Lectures on Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads12 ( #290,975 of 1,906,956 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #468,378 of 1,906,956 )
How can I increase my downloads?