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Simone Weil : "the just balance"

Author: Peter Winch
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1989
Series: Modern European philosophy
Edition/Format:   eBook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Winch, Peter, 1926-1997.
Simone Weil.
Cambridge [u.a.] : Cambridge Univ. Pr., 1989
VIII, 234 S.
Named Person: Simone Weil; Simone Weil
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Winch
ISBN: 9780511624889 0511624883 9780521300865 052130086X 9780521317436 0521317436
OCLC Number: 967400533
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 234 Seiten)
Contents: Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. The Cartesian background; 3. The sensations of the present moment; 4. 'La simple perception de la nature est une sorte de danse'; 5. Language; 6. Necessity; 7. Equilibrium; 8. 'Completely free action'; 9. The power to refuse; 10. 'The void'; 11. Geometry; 12. Incommensurability; 13. Beauty; 14. Justice; 15. 'A supernatural virtue'?; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Modern European philosophy
Responsibility: Peter Winch.

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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.  Read more...

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