Download or read book The Notebooks of Simone Weil PDF or another Format written by Simone Weil and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-05-13 with total page 656 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Simone Weil (1909-1943) was a defining figure of the twentieth century; a philosopher, Christian, resistance fighter, anarchist, feminist, Labour activist and teacher. She was described by T. S. Eliot as 'a woman of genius, of a kind of genius akin to that of the saints', and by Albert Camus as 'the only great spirit of our time'. Originally published posthumously in two volumes, these newly reissued notebooks, are among the very few unedited personal writings of Weil's that still survive today. Containing her thoughts on art, love, science, God and the meaning of life, they give context and meaning to Weil's famous works, revealing an unique philosophy in development and offering a rare private glimpse of her singular personality.
Download or read book First and Last Notebooks PDF or another Format written by Simone Weil and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2015-12-22 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Introducing the Selected Works of Simone Weil
Download or read book Simone Weil PDF or another Format written by Simone Weil and published by Grove Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Philosopher, theologian, critic, sociologist, political activist -- Simone Weil was among the foremost thinkers of our time. Best known in this country for her theological writing, Weil wrote on a great variety of subjects ranging from classical philosophy and poetry, to modern labor, to the language of political discourse. The present anthology offers a generous collection of her work, including essays never before translated into English and many that have long been out of print. It amply confirms Elizabeth Hardwick's words that Simone Weil was "one of the most brilliant and original minds of twentieth-century France" and "a woman of transcendent intellectual gifts and the widest learning." A longtime Weil scholar, Sian Miles has selected essays representative of the wide sweep of Weil's work and provides a superb introduction that places Weil's work in context of her life and times.
Download or read book Simone Weil and Continental Philosophy PDF or another Format written by A. Rebecca Rozelle-Stone and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2017-11-08 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offering new insight into the pertinence of Simone Weil’s thought, this volume situates her in the Continental discourses which constituted her philosophical background, her milieu, and which frequently reflected her departures from her contemporaries.
Download or read book Simone Weil and the Politics of Self-denial PDF or another Format written by Athanasios Moulakis and published by University of Missouri Press. This book was released on 1998 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Because it is impossible to distinguish Weil's life from her thought, her writings cannot be understood properly without linking them to her life and character. By situating Weil's political thought within the context of the intellectual climate of her time, Moulakis connects it also to her epistemology, her cosmology, and her personal experience.
Download or read book Simone Weil PDF or another Format written by Thomas R. Nevin and published by Univ of North Carolina Press. This book was released on 2000-11-09 with total page 504 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Over fifty years after her death, Simone Weil (1909-1943) remains one of the most searching religious inquirers and political thinkers of the twentieth century. Albert Camus said she had a "madness for truth." She rejected her Jewishness and developed a strong interest in Catholicism, although she never joined the Catholic church. Both an activist and a scholar, she constantly spoke out against injustice and aligned herself with workers, with the colonial poor in France, and with the opressed everywhere. She came to believe that suffering itself could be a way to unity with God, and her death at thirty-four has been recorded as suicide by starvation. This extraordinary study is primarily a topography of Weil's mind, but Thomas Nevin is persuaded that her thought is inextricably bound to her life and dramatic times. Thus, he not only addresses her thoughts and her prejudices but examines her reasons for entertaining them and gives them a historical focus. He claims that to Weil's generation the Spanish War, the Popular Front, the ascendance of Hitlerism, and the Vichy years were not mere backdrops but definitive events. Nevin explores in detail not only matters of continuing interest, such as Weil's leftist politics and her attempt to embrace Christianity, but also hitherto unexamined aspects of her life and work which permit a deeper understanding of her: her writings on science, her work as a poet and dramatist, and her selective friendships. The thread uniting these topics is her struggle to maintain her independence as a free thinker while resisting community such as Judaism could have offered her. Her intellectual struggles eloquently reveal the desperate isolation of Jews torn between the lure of assimilation and the tormented dignity of their communal history. Nevin's massive research draws on the full range of essays, notebooks, and fragments from the Simone Weil archives in Paris, many of which have never been translated or published. Originally published in 1991. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
Download or read book The Notebooks of Simone Weil. Volume Two PDF or another Format written by Simone Weil and published by . This book was released on 1956 with total page 315 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Simone Weil PDF or another Format written by Mario von der Ruhr and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2006-01-01 with total page 169 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A portrait of Simone Weil, (1909-1943) the French Jewish writer, drawn to the Church.
Author : Helen E. Cullen
Publisher : FriesenPress
Release Date : 2017-10-23
ISBN 10 : 9781525501807
Pages : 572 pages
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Download or read book A Philosophical Anthropology Drawn from Simone Weil's Life and Writings PDF or another Format written by Helen E. Cullen and published by FriesenPress. This book was released on 2017-10-23 with total page 572 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Philosophical Anthropology Drawn from Simone Weil’s Life & Writings situates Weil’s thought in the time between the two world wars through which she lived, and traces Weil’s consistent conception of a mind-body dualism in the Cartesian sense to a dualism that places the mind within a carnal part of the soul and establishes an eternal part of the soul as the essence of human beings. Helen Cullen argues that in Weil’s early conception of human nature, her Cartesian conception of perception already shows a glimpse of the eternal. Weil’s dualistic conception also forms the basis of her political analysis of the left of her time, and through working in factories and in the fields, she develops a conception of labour as a theory of “action” and “work with a method.” Weil was influenced by leading thinkers of her time, prompting her to do an analysis of current scientific theories. Cullen argues that Weil’s analysis of Christianity, already present in Greek philosophy, shows us a theory of “identical thought” inherited from the East (India and China) and brought forth by peoples around Israel. This theory leads to Weil’s analysis, developed in The Need for Roots, of how we’ve been uprooted through colonization and how we can grow roots in a free local society (both rural and urban).
Download or read book Simone Weil's Apologetic Use of Literature PDF or another Format written by Marie Cabaud Meaney and published by Oxford University Press on Demand. This book was released on 2007-12-06 with total page 245 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After an unexpected mystical experience, the philosopher Simone Weil (1909-43) read the Greek classics from a Christian perspective, as this original study shows. To the intellectual agnostics of her day she wanted to show that the classics they loved could only be fully understood in light of Christ. To the Catholics she wanted to demonstrate that Christianity is much more universal than they thought, since Greek culture already embodied the Christian spirit before the incarnation of Christ.
Release Date : 1956
ISBN 10 : OCLC:79493202
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Download or read book The Notebooks of Simone Weil; Transl ... by A Wills PDF or another Format written by and published by . This book was released on 1956 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Marxism, Religion and Ideology PDF or another Format written by David Bates and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-10-05 with total page 174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As austerity measures are put into place the world over and global restructuring is acknowledged by all as an attempt to bolster the economic system that lead to the crash, there is a great need to come to grips with the economic, political and philosophical legacy of Marx. Of particular interest are Marx’s analyses of alienation and the cycles of boom and bust thought to be integral to the functioning of capitalism. Moreover, as the Cold War drifts into the history books, it is possible to reconsider the lasting impact of Marx’s analyses without the shadows cast by the Soviet version of communism. Equally, though, scholars are increasingly turning to Marx for insight into the rise of religion and the corresponding demise of political ideologies that seems to mark the contemporary age. Are we witnessing ‘the return of Marx’? Few scholars have done as much to tease out the intricacies of Marx, ideology and religion and their overlapping concerns as the eminent writer and Marx biographer, Professor David McLellan. This book brings together a group of internationally renowned academics to reflect upon, develop and criticise McLellan’s analyses of these three themes with a view to contributing more broadly to scholarly debates in these fields. This exciting and timely analysis will be of interest to scholars of political theory, the history of political thought (including historical methodology), Marx and Marxism, sociology of knowledge (particularly in relation to discussions of ideology), religion and theology more widely.
Download or read book Simone Weil's Philosophy of Culture PDF or another Format written by Assistant Professor of History Richard Bell and published by CUP Archive. This book was released on 1993-03-04 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is an excellent treatment, by fourteen distinguished scholars, of some of the central strands in the philosophy of Simone Weil.
Download or read book The SPCK Introduction to Simone Weil PDF or another Format written by Stephen Plant and published by SPCK. This book was released on 2007-11-23 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Simone Weil was one of the most original philosophers and political thinkers of the twentieth century. During her life her writings were almost unknown beyond a few close friends, only after her death at the age of thirty four did her work reach a wider audience, including Pope John XXIII, Pope Paul VI, Simone de Beauvoir, Leon Trotsky and Iris Murdoch. Weil was born in 1909 to non-practicing Jewish parents and was an agnostic until her late twenties when she became a Christian. She had a refreshing creativity and a rare ability to confront theological complacencies. As well as writing on suffering she also wrote about the nature of God, the nature of work and the importance of improving conditions for factory workers, and about our duty towards our community. She could get to the heart of some key philosophical, theological and ethical issues, many of which are as important today as they were in her own time. Here, Stephen Plant makes Weil's often complex and challenging thought accessible to a wide audience. He sketches a few of the central themes of Weil's thought, gives the reader a feeling for the breadth of her work and provides short extracts from her writings. This revised and expanded edition is an ideal introduction to Weil for both students and the general reader.
Download or read book The Notebooks Of Simone Weil PDF or another Format written by Simone Weil and published by . This book was released on 1956 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book George Grant and the Theology of the Cross PDF or another Format written by Harris Athanasiadis and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2001-01-01 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Beneath the philosophical, social, political, ethical, national, and moral issues that Grant tackled throughout his career was a fundamental concern with theodicy - the problem of faith in God in a world of conflict, suffering, and tragedy.
Download or read book Agamben's Philosophical Lineage PDF or another Format written by Adam Kotsko and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2018-11-30 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Istanbul's AemberlitaAY HamamA provides a case study for the cultural, social and economic functions of Turkish bathhouses over time