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Simone Weil :

Simone Weil

"The Just Balance"

Paperback Published: 17th July 1989
ISBN: 9780521317436
Number Of Pages: 248

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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 mutual understanding and justice. Her wrestling with this difficulty coincided with a considerable sharpening of her religious sensibility, and led to a new concept of the natural and social orders involving a supernatural dimension, within which the concepts of beauty and justice are paramount. 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.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Cartesian background
The sensations of the present moment
'La simple perception de la nature est une sorte de danse'
Language
Necessity
Equilibrium
'Completely free action'
The power to refuse
'The void'
Geometry
Incommensurability
Beauty
Justice
'A supernatural virtue'?
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521317436
ISBN-10: 0521317436
Series: Modern European Philosophy
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 17th July 1989
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 14.63 x 21.39  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.32

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