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Simone Weil's philosophy of culture : readings toward a divine humanity

Author: Richard H Bell
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This is one of the very few books available in English to present a comprehensive interpretation of the philosophy of Simone Weil and of how her thought can help us think about issues of contemporary  Read more...


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Named Person: Simone Weil
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard H Bell
ISBN: 0521432634 9780521432634
OCLC Number: 185327084
Description: xviii, 318 s. ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I. Readings: The Grammar of the Divine and the Human: 1. Simone Weil's concept of decreation; 2. The necessary non-existence of God; 3. God and concept-formation in Simone Weil; 4. The concept of reading and the book of nature; 5. Discernment and the imagination; 6. On the right use of contradiction according to Simone Weil; Part II. Readings Toward a Divine Humanity: 7. Rootedness: culture and value; 8. Simone Weil and the civilization of work; 9. Reading Simone Weil on rights, justice and love; 10. The spirit of Simone Weil's law; 11. Simone Weil on beauty; 12. Simone Weil and Antigone: innocence and affliction; 13. Simone Weil: Harbinger of a New Renaissance?
Responsibility: edited and introduced by Richard H. Bell.


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