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Simone Weil On Politics, Religion and Society by Christopher Frost, Rebecca Bell-Metereau
  

Simone Weil On Politics, Religion and Society

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Simone Weil On Politics, Religion and Society by Christopher Frost, Rebecca Bell-Metereau

Long before postmodern or deconstructionist ideas became current, Simone Weil was concerned with recognizing the absence of consistency and the continual presence of reversals and contradictions in life. She was someone for whom the task of clarifying her perceptions of reality and meaning was an ongoing one. She challenged contemporary views on such complex issues as human nature, good and evil, divinity and truth. Weil's work offers a voice for those segments of society that are generally under-represented, misrepresented or totally silent in conventional historical and philosophical writings. In this introduction to Simone Weil's ideas, and the political and intellectual circumstances of her work, the authors make Weil's complex and at times elusive ideas accessible to readers. They delineate how her ideas evolved, and provide compelling excerpts from her writings to let her speak for herself. In addition, the authors provide their own interpretation of Weil's work.

Reviews

`This is a comprehensive and densely informative publication on the works of Simone Weil.' - Journal of Peace Research

`Frost and Bell-Metereau offer a compelling, multi-textured, and attentive consideration of many complex questions.' - Association for Integrative Studies Newsletter

`Frost and Bell-Metereau have created an objective and valuable source for organising and explaining the work of Simon Weil' -Psychology of Women Section


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Book Info

Publication date

13th March 1998

Author

Christopher Frost, Rebecca Bell-Metereau

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Publisher

SAGE Publications Ltd

Format

Paperback
144 pages

Categories

Biography: general
Western philosophy, from c 1900 -

ISBN

9780803978638

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