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The Cross: Simone Weil's Hyperchristianity

Jeremy Biles

in Ecce Monstrum: Georges Bataille and the Sacrifice of Form

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227785
eISBN:
9780823235193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227785.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines the connection between Simone Weil and St. Lazarus that emerges in Georges Bataille's novel Blue of Noon, arguing that Weil plays the role of a daimonic ... More


The Practice of Attention: Simone Weil's Performance of Impersonality

Sharon Cameron

in Impersonality: Seven Essays

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226091310
eISBN:
9780226091334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226091334.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Headaches are a persistent subject in Simone Weil's spiritual autobiography. This chapter examines the phenomenon of attention—in her spiritual autobiography Weil identified its discovery with the ... More


A Strange Christian:: Simone Weil

Florence de Lussy

in God's Mirror: Renewal and Engagement in French Catholic Intellectual Culture in the Mid-Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262373
eISBN:
9780823266425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262373.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Florence de Lussy traces the inner transformations and the tensions at play in the philosopher, mystic, and political activist Simone Weil that brought her tantalizingly close to Catholicism, ... More


The Labyrinth: Toward Bataille's ”Extremist Surrealism“

Jeremy Biles

in Ecce Monstrum: Georges Bataille and the Sacrifice of Form

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227785
eISBN:
9780823235193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227785.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter focuses on Georges Bataille's unexpected embrace of Bretonian language, which he uses to critique André Breton and develop a sinister brand of surrealism. In ... More


Are Human Rights Enough?

Oche Onazi

in Human Rights from Community: A Rights-Based Approach to Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748654673
eISBN:
9780748693870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748654673.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter singles out and discusses a particular problem – largely overlooked by dominant communitarian critiques of liberalism – with human rights through the writings and insights of Simone ... More


Simone Weil

Beatrice Marovich

in Agamben's Philosophical Lineage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474423632
eISBN:
9781474438520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423632.003.0031
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Few of Giorgio Agamben’s works are as mysterious as his unpublished dissertation, reportedly on the political thought of the French philosopher Simone Weil. If Weil was an early subject of Agamben’s ... More


Simone Weil’s Uprooted

Lyndsey Stonebridge

in Placeless People: Writings, Rights, and Refugees

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198797005
eISBN:
9780191838637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797005.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

For Simone Weil, deracination was the tragic condition of modern times, affecting not only refugees and the dispossessed, but all who capitalism and colonialism had torn from their roots. This ... More


Bifurcated Nature in Mary McCarthy’s Birds of America

Sarah Daw

in Writing Nature in Cold War American Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474430029
eISBN:
9781474453783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430029.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter Five takes the temporal range of the book beyond the publication of Silent Spring, through analysis of the writing of Nature by the critic and novelist Mary McCarthy. The chapter reveals the ... More


Iris Murdoch, Philosopher

Justin Broackes (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199289905
eISBN:
9780191728471
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289905.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book offers a detailed introduction to Iris Murdoch's philosophical work, especially the moral philosophy of The Sovereignty of Good (1970). Murdoch argued for an important and distinctive ... More


Simone Weil: Receiving the Iliad

Barbara K. Gold

in Women Classical Scholars: Unsealing the Fountain from the Renaissance to Jacqueline de Romilly

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198725206
eISBN:
9780191792571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198725206.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Simone Weil wrote her powerful essay, ‘The Iliad, or the Poem of Force’, in 1939–40, during the fall of France, her native country, to the Nazis. The most compelling thing she sees in Homer’s poem of ... More


Impersonality: Seven Essays

Sharon Cameron

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226091310
eISBN:
9780226091334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226091334.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Philosophers have long debated the subjects of person and personhood. This book ushers this debate into the literary realm by considering impersonality in the works of major American writers and ... More


Ecce Monstrum: Georges Bataille and the Sacrifice of Form

Jeremy Biles

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227785
eISBN:
9780823235193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227785.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In the 1930s, Georges Bataille proclaimed a “ferociously religious” sensibility characterized by simultaneous ecstasy and horror. This book investigates the content and implications ... More


The Origin of the Political: Hannah Arendt or Simone Weil?

Roberto Esposito

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823276264
eISBN:
9780823277001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276264.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book explores the conceptual trajectories of two of the twentieth century's most vital thinkers of the political: Hannah Arendt and Simone Weil. Taking Homer's Iliad as the common origin and ... More


From Tension to Dichotomy: Selfless Love after Kierkegaard

Julia T. Meszaros

in Selfless Love and Human Flourishing in Paul Tillich and Iris Murdoch

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198765868
eISBN:
9780191820502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198765868.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

Chapter 3 analyses the thought on love and the self of three modern thinkers who echo single elements of Kierkegaard’s thought but radicalize these to the effect of disconnecting selfless love from ... More


Afterword: Just Looking

Lily Gurton-Wachter

in Watchwords: Romanticism and the Poetics of Attention

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804796958
eISBN:
9780804798761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804796958.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The afterword turns from Keats’s attitude reading about war in Milton—saying “so it is”—to Simone Weil, who is preoccupied with a “decreative” model of attention as retreat and passivity, as not ... More


Partitions

Roberto Esposito

in The Origin of the Political: Hannah Arendt or Simone Weil?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823276264
eISBN:
9780823277001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276264.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter considers the relationship between Hannah Arendt and Simone Weil. It argues that each one thinks in the inverse of the other's thought, in the shadow of the other's light, in the silence ... More


The Good Samaritan

Anna Wierzbicka

in What Did Jesus Mean?: Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables in Simple and Universal Human Concepts

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137330
eISBN:
9780199867905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137337.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter supports, in essence, the traditional interpretation of the parable, while at the same time expressing its message in a new, simple and universal language. It rejects fanciful recent ... More


Introduction

Sarah Cole

in At the Violet Hour: Modernism and Violence in England and Ireland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195389616
eISBN:
9780199979226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389616.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Taking as its touchstone the passage from A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man when young Stephen Dedalus is beaten on the hands, the introduction establishes key principles for reading violence ... More


Topologies

Roberto Esposito

in The Origin of the Political: Hannah Arendt or Simone Weil?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823276264
eISBN:
9780823277001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276264.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that Weil's overturning of Arendt's views is not limited to the judgment on Rome. The very Christianity that Arendt situates as the commencement of the drift toward the modern ... More


Tough Enough: Arbus, Arendt, Didion, McCarthy, Sontag, Weil

Deborah Nelson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226457772
eISBN:
9780226457949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226457949.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book identifies Diane Arbus, Hannah Arendt, Joan Didion, Mary McCarthy, Susan Sontag, and Simone Weil as a counter tradition of unsentimental writing and art that stands between the cultures of ... More


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