Posts Tagged ‘ Simone Weil ’

The Philosophy of Simone Weil with Eric O. Springsted – YouTube

I would begin listening 14′ in to the video when begins Weil’s philosophy with attention. – word pond

Simone Weil On Attention, Learning, And Compassion | 3 Quarks Daily

by Anitra Pavlico I recently read Simone Weil for the first time after having come across numerous references to her over the past year. I broke down and bought Waiting for God despite the intimidating and frankly confusing title.  I was not disappointed. One of her essays in particular, “Reflections on the Right Use of…

Source: Simone Weil On Attention, Learning, And Compassion | 3 Quarks Daily

Conjectures At Random: essentially anonymous

essentially anonymous 

A work of art has an author, and yet, when it is perfect, there is something essentially anonymous about it. It imitates the anonymity of divine art.

—Simone Weil, The Simone Weil Reader (David McKay, 1977), ed. George Panichas

Source: Conjectures At Random: essentially anonymous

Simone Weil on Attention and Grace | Brain Pickings.


Simone Weil, philosopher and activist

Simone Weil on Attention and Grace | Brain Pickings.

sylvides — “Do not allow yourself to be imprisoned by any…

Do not allow yourself to be imprisoned by any affection. Keep your solitude. The day, if it ever comes, when you are given true affection, there will be no opposition between interior solitude and friendship, quite the reverse. It is even by this infallible sigh that you will recognize it.

— Simone Weil (via bakaity-poetry

)sylvides — “Do not allow yourself to be imprisoned by any….

Une Rencontre avec Simone Weil – trailer francais (documentaire)

Simone Weil. (fragm. okładki książki G. Houdrina "Simone Weil"), foto: unknown

thank you, Claudia Uzzo, artist

American Fascists, Chris Hedges on The Hour (CBC)

Chris Hedges’s comprehensive  understanding of fascism today involves Umberto Eco’s semiotics, a reading of somatic and psychic phenomena that are the energy driving people who fall into the ‘slough of despond’ (swamp of despair). May I also recommend Susan Sontag’s classic and great essay, “Fascinating Fascism” from Against Interpretation, Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, Simone Weil’s essay on The Iliad, Hannah Arendt’s writings on violence, the work of Rosa Luxemburg, and the many, many poetries that steady us in our unending freedom work. ~ yours truly, df