An Anthology

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 collectioPhilosopher, 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.
An Anthology 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 v

  • Title: An Anthology
  • Author: Simone Weil Siân Miles
  • ISBN: 9780802137296
  • Page: 310
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. لا قيمة للقانون مجرداً لأن قيمته ترتبط دائماً بالواجب الذي يسعى إلى تحقيقه والغاية من الواجب في مجال الأشياء الإنسانية هي الإنسان في حد ذاته لأن هناك واجباً نحو كل إنسان لمجرد أنه كائن إنسانيلم تجر العادة على أن تغزو الأفكار العلمية الكبيرة العالم مايحصل في الأعم الأغلب هو [...]

    2. I love the way Simone Weil thinks, which naturally may bias my review. The collection of essays, including one of her most powerful, in my opinion: "The Iliad, or the Poem of Force." Is also included. She was truly a mind ahead of her time, and though and though the anthology spans only 278 pages, it takes quite a bit of time to read on account of the contemplation that is necessary when reading her work. I wish more of her work was available (on a budget) in translation. The topics covered in t [...]

    3. "But agreement and rejection are secondary: what matters is to make contact with a great soul."more or less. she seems like a fascinating individual, will pick up some of her other books later.

    4. "What is dangerous about the imagination is its power to prevent the mind from encountering head on the notion of limit. The imagination tends to consecrate, sanctify and privatize experience. We speak of capturing the imagination and the idea of possession is always present in it. Reciprocally we say that a work of art has 'captured the spirit' of something. This is because the painter has imposed upon imagination the idea of limit which is provided by work.Balance, or perfect equilibrium in th [...]

    5. Simone Weil is brilliant. I had the essay The Illiad or the Poem of Force as a tiny pamphlet. It's ridiculous of me but I could not read it until I had it bound in a proper paperback. The essay can be seen as an interpretation/clarification of Hegel's dialectic of the master and the bondsman, through the eyes of a Jewish woman who came of age between the first and second world wars in Europe. I'm now reading a different piece where she brings out her criticism of the political culture of The Rom [...]

    6. I read Weil's essay, "The Power of Words," for a paper I'm I'm writing about the rhetoric of the university. Her idea of words with capital letters is so relevant for us today, politically, socially, anywhere people are speaking really. Words with capital letters are words that have no referent. They're empty and yet we come to believe they mean so much without ever asking for clarification. Words like nation, security, terrorist, freedom, national interests, excellence, culture: these are examp [...]

    7. Weil sensitively discusses power, language, friendship, choice and art; her philosophy is accessible yet complex.

    8. حتى تتمعن بأفكار الفيلسوفة سيمون فايل فعليك أن تكون ملماً جيداً بمبادئ وأساسيات الفلسفة عدا ذلك لا أنصحكم بقراءة الكتاب !

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