Simone Weil and the Specter of Self-Perpetuating Force

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Simone Weil's philosophical and social thought during her short life (1909-1943) was intimately engaged with the nature of power and force, both human and natural, and the problems inherent in the use of force. Weil argued vehemently for pacifism, then moved toward a guarded acceptance of the use of force under very specific circumstances, in the context of the rise of Nazism. Ultimately she came to a nuanced and unique perspective on force and on the preservation of human dignity, in the aftermath of several profound ...

Simone Weil and the Specter of Self-Perpetuating Force 2010, University of Notre Dame Press

ISBN-13: 9780268026042

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