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Simone Weil and the Intellect of Grace

An Introduction

by Henry Leroy Finch

  • 212 Want to read
  • 28 Currently reading

Published by Cassell .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Christianity,
  • Social & political philosophy,
  • Western philosophy, from c 1900 -,
  • 20th century,
  • Religious,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Philosophy,
  • Weil, Simone,,
  • History & Surveys - Modern,
  • Weil, Simone,
  • Women,
  • 1909-1943

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8167661M
    ISBN 100826411908
    ISBN 109780826411907

    IN A RECENT review of a book on Simone Weil, Scott Beauchamp wrote that “any book about Simone Weil is, for one reason or another, worth reading.” He enumerates three reasons why. First, he says, “When a writer successfully conveys the heft of her ideas about attention and grace, it’s obvious.”.   Simone Weil () belonged to a species so rare, it had only one member. This peculiar French philosopher and mystic diagnosed the maladies and maledictions of her own age and place – Europe in the first war-torn half of the 20th century – and offered recommendations for how to forestall the repetition of its iniquities: totalitarianism, income inequality, restriction of free speech.

      For all her limitations, Simone Weil confronts us with a terrible fact. More unthinkable even than death is life. More miraculous than understanding evil is grasping the good. Footnotes: Simone Weil, Gravity and Grace, trans. Emma Craufurd (London: Routledge, ), Simone Weil (b. ) was a French writer, thinker, and activist who left a corpus of disparate writings that collectively present a sophisticated challenge to contemporary politics and philosophy.

      The book explores gravity and grace as the natural laws of the universe and how it contrasts with the grace of God. It is a divine movement that persuades the person to look for transcendent unity behind contradictions, that redirects human attention to God and that transforms the soul through a process of passivity and waiting.   I initially stumbled upon this passage in Henry Finch’s Simone Weil and the Intellect of Grace (). Finch adds, “We are crushed by paradoxes: never was our power so great and never were we so powerless; never was there so much control and never were we so vulnerable to accidents; never so much interdependence and so much fragmentation.”.


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This is my favorite book about Simone Weil. It is deeper and more to the point than other books, and more interesting in how it connects Weil's thoughts to the modern world. The fact that the author is also familiar with Wittgenstein's works adds to his understanding of Weil. The last chapter on major religions is by: 6.

Simone Weil and the Intellect of Grace book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. An analysis of the philosophical and religious thou /5(18). Simone Weil and the Intellect of Grace | Henry Le Roy Finch | download | B–OK. Download books for free. Find books. Get this from a library.

Simone Weil and the intellect of grace. [Henry Le Roy Finch; Martin Andic] -- "As a thinker, mystic, and social critic, Simone Weil is one of the most extraordinary figures of the twentieth century. She was a Marxist who experienced the relations of power between producing and.

Affliction, love, and geometry --Gnosis --Intellect and grace --Cantor, infinity, and the silence --T.E. Lawrence and the purification of evil --Marx, oppression, and liberty --Nationalism --Heidegger, science, and technology --Love in abandonment --Recovering the sacred in humanity --The life and death of Simone Weil --Time and timelessness.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 1. Simone Weil was an intellectual and mystic. Gravity and Grace, I gave three stars, in large part, because much of what she says is beyond my capacity, intellectual (and/or spiritual). The introduction explains Weil's "philosophy" and helps in understanding the book.

Weil was a complicated and wonderful s: Simone Adolphine Weil (/ v eɪ /; French: [simɔn vɛj] (); 3 February – 24 August ) was a French philosopher, mystic, and political mathematician André Weil was her brother. After her graduation from formal education, Weil became a teacher. She taught intermittently throughout the s, taking several breaks due to poor health and to devote herself to political.

Gravity and Grace ‘One of the most profound religious thinkers of modern New York Times Book Review. Simone Weil Gravity and Grace mind. A few days later Simone Weil arrived at my house.

At first our relationship was friendly but uncomfortable. On the concrete plane we disagreed on practically everything. She went on argu. Book Description. Gravity and Grace was the first ever publication by the remarkable thinker and activist, Simone Weil.

In it Gustave Thibon, the farmer to whom she had entrusted her notebooks before her untimely death, compiled in one remarkable volume a compendium of her writings that have become a source of spiritual guidance and wisdom for countless individuals.

About Simone Weil and the Intellect of Grace. As a thinker, mystic and social critic, Simone Weil is one of the most extraordinary figures of the 20th century. She was a Marxist who experienced the relations of power between producing and ruling classes first hand as a field and factory worker.

L. Finch, ‘Simone Weil and the Intellect of Grace’ (Continuum, ) Sian Miles (ed.), ‘Simone Weil: An Anthology’ (Grove Press, ) S. Petrement, ‘Simone Weil: A Life’ (Pantheon. Gravity and Grace was the first of Simone Weil’s books to be published in English.

Early inshortly before sailing from France to New York, Weil presented Gustave Thibon with a portfolio. The writings of philosopher and mystic Simone Weil first appeared in the late s and early s – the period after World War II characterized by a widespread desire to return to normalcy in Western societies.

Having defeated the “great beast” of totalitarianism, the liberal democracies concentrated on creating the good life at home. Gravity and Grace by Simone Weil A homage of any kind, be it in words, in thoughts, or in life would be incomplete concerning Simone Weil’s genius and her intellectual wisdom.

This is one of the few times when my love for philosophy, that somehow defines this absurd and vague “I” that I am, has been made perfectly clear. Scholars like T.S. Eliot called her “a woman of genius, of a kind of genius akin to that of the saintsâ€.

And the world knows her as Simone Weil, the philosopher, social activist and probably one of the greatest mystic of all times. However, many of us will be surprised to know that she grew up in an agnostic environment. Related Books. Simone Weil and the Intellect of Grace Henry Leroy Finch.

01 AugustHardback. $ Simone Weil and the Intellect of Grace Henry Leroy Finch. 01 AugustPaperback. $ Events See all our events. The Bloomsbury Group - Other Sites. Bloomsbury Institute. Gravity and Grace was the first ever publication by the remarkable thinker and activist, Simone Weil.

In it Gustave Thibon, the farmer to whom she had entrusted her notebooks before her untimely death, compiled in one remarkable volume a compendium of her writings that have become a source of spiritual guidance and wisdom for countless individuals/5(3).

Simone Weil: free download. Ebooks library. On-line books store on Z-Library | B–OK. Download books for free. Find books. 5, Books ; 77, Articles Simone Weil and the intellect of grace: a window on the world of Simone Weil. Cassell, Continuum. Book Review - Gravity and Grace (Simone Weil) On the role of the intellect in the mystical life, she avers that it is not to be shunned, but rather cultivated: "Intelligence can never penetrate the mystery, but it, and it alone, can judge the suitability of the words which express it.

mind; Christian meditation is an attempt to empty.Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English. Brand new Book. Simone Weil, the French philosopher, political activist, and religious mystic, was little known when she died young in Four years later the philosopher-farmer Gustave Thibon compiled La pesanteur et la grace from the notebooks she left in his keeping.The final chapter outlines the paths by which Weil thought we could attain self-surrender in obedience to the appeal of supernatural love.

The path foregrounded is that of "decreation," Weil's term for the self-annihilating imitation of Christ in which we cede back to God the freedom granted us to separate ourselves from the action of grace.