In 1939, Simone Weil
embarked upon a similar exercise.
1) Simone Weil
, by Francine du Plessix Gray; Viking, 246 pages, $19.
I know that Simone Weil
was a mystic philosopher and scholar, but beyond that I haven't a clue as to what she'd have done if plunked down in Jerusalem in 1997, and I wish Stone would tell me.
By giving each of her women a timeless, human, rather than feminine, attribute in the title of each essay ("Simone or Asceticism" for Simone Weil
, contrasted with "Simone or Greed" for Simone de Beauvoir, just as Moliere entitled his play Alceste ou Le Misanthrope), Ozouf means to insist on the universal import of their life stories.
, Intimations of Christianity Among the Ancient Greeks (NewYork: Routledge,
Above all, Simone Weil
became a constant inspiration for his own reflection, as many passages in his Notebooks testify.
collectivities that French philosopher Simone Weil
regarded, along with
Percy cites Martin Buber, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Simone Weil
and Flannery O'Connor as having achieved such wholeness of being.
With renowned American soprano Dawn Upshaw, dancer Michael Schumacher and staging by America's one-time enfant-terrible of opera Peter Sellars, the oratorio inspired by the life and death of controversial French moral philosopher, mathematician, political activist and mystic Simone Weil
is receiving its US premiere.
He aligns the fascist rise in inter-war Europe and the life of the Jewish French philosopher Simone Weil
with the linguistic, political and cultural machinations of 21st Century Wales.
THE more pertinent comparison, I believe, is not with Teilhard but with Simone Weil
(3) (1909-43), the French intellectual who came close to embracing Christianity but who finally refused baptism on the grounds that such religious consolation would spoil the authenticity of her faith.
Philosopher Simone Weil
wrote beautifully about waiting for God and how the most important things come by learning to wait.