Who is Simone Weil?

  • (noun): French philosopher (1909-1943).
    Synonyms: Weil

Simone Weil

Simone Weil (; 3 February 1909 – 24 August 1943) was a French philosopher, Christian mystic, and social activist.

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Simone Weil - Bibliography - Audio Recordings
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Chris Kraus (American Writer) - Works
... and Grace", (which takes its title from the Simone Weil volume of the same name) ... following the narrator's Crohn's disease back to Simone Weil's self-mortifying ethics, political theology, and eventual death by starvation ... "All her life," Kraus writes, "Simone Weil suffered viscerally from the collapse of beauty ...

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    To write the lives of the great in separating them from their works necessarily ends by above all stressing their pettiness, because it is in their work that they have put the best of themselves.
    Simone Weil (1909–1943)

    The payment of debts is necessary for social order. The non-payment is quite equally necessary for social order. For centuries humanity has oscillated, serenely unaware, between these two contradictory necessities.
    —Simone Weil (1909–1943)