Simone Weil: An Anthology: Penguin Modern Classics

Autor Simone Weil Editat de Sian Miles
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 3 noi 2005
Simone Weil was one of the foremost thinkers of the twentieth century: a philosopher, theologian, critic, sociologist and political activist. This anthology spans the wide range of her thought, and includes an extract from her best-known work 'The Need for Roots', exploring the ways in which modern society fails the human soul; her thoughts on the misuse of language by those in power; and the essay 'Human Personality', a late, beautiful reflection on the rights and responsibilities of every individual. All are marked by the unique combination of literary eloquence and moral perspicacity that characterised Weil's ideas and inspired a generation of thinkers and writers both in and outside her native France.
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ISBN-13: 9780141188195
ISBN-10: 0141188197
Pagini: 336
Dimensiuni: 129 x 198 x 19 mm
Greutate: 0.27 kg
Editura: Penguin Books
Colecția Penguin Classics
Seria Penguin Modern Classics

Locul publicării:London, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

Simone Weil (1909-43) was a French political activist, mystic and a singular figure in French philosophy. She studied at the elite École Normale Supérieure, obtained her agrégation (teaching diploma) in philosophy in 1931, worked at Renault from 1934 to 1935, enlisted in the International Brigades in 1936 and worked as a farm labourer in 1941. She left France in 1942 for New York and then London, where she worked for General de Gaulle's Free French movement. Most of her works, published posthumously, consist of some notebooks and a collection of religious essays. They include, in English, Waiting for God (1951), Gravity and Grace (1952), The Need for Roots (1952), Notebooks (two volumes, 1956), Oppression and Liberty (1958) and Selected Essays, 1934-1943 (1962).


Introduction D. K. Levy Notes on the Translation D. K. Levy and Marina Barabas Part 1: Here below Introduction to Part 1 D. K. Levy 1. Study for a declaration of obligations to the human being 2. Concerning syndicalism "Single, Apolitical, Mandatory" 3. Let's not start the Trojan War again 4. Legitimacy of the provisional government 5. What does the Occitanian inspiration consist in 6. Prelude to a declaration of duties toward the human being 7. Is there a Marxist doctrine? 8. Reflections on quantum theory 9. Morality and literature 10. Essay on the concept of reading 11. Some reflexions on the concept of value 12. This war is a war of religions 13. Are we fighting for justice? 14. Is the human person sacred? Part 2: Mediation Introduction to Part 2 D. K. Levy 15. Precondition of non-servile work 16. Reflections on the good use of school studies with a view to the love of God 17. Sketch of the "Commentary on Pythagorean texts" 18. Concerning the Pythagorean Doctrine Part 3: Beyond the sky Introduction to Part 3 D. K. Levy 19. Theory of Sacraments 20. Forms of the implicit love of God i. Love of one¿s neighbour ii. Love of the order of the world iii. Love of religious practices iv. Friendship v. Implicit love and explicit love 21. God's love and affliction. Index