Monday, April 4, 2016

John Rawls

Tested out JournalTOCs ("the largest, free collection of scholarly journal Tables of Contents)  - -   to see what articles it would uncover on Simone.  Surprisingly there are not very many but  included among the 15 results is this early view article comparing John Rawls and Weil:

Heifetz, Aviad, and Enrico Minelli. "Overlapping Consensus Thin and Thick: John Rawls and Simone Weil." .Philosophical Investigations  (2015 - Article in Press): 1-23,

Friday, April 1, 2016

Maiti Girtanner

Christopher Hamilton also has recently published an interesting article on Maiti Girtanner in which he compares her to Simone.

Hamilton, Christopher. "Religion, Forgiveness and Humanitiy."  Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement null (2015): 185-205.doi:10.1017/S1358246115000259,.


My Google alerts just notified me that the 2015 work   The Philosophy of  Autobiography  has a chapter by Christopher Hamilton  which includes a discussion of Weil and Spinoza.  I have pasted below the reference to this work as well as to others I have collected that compare Weil and Spinoza.

Cockburn, David. "Self, World and God in Spinoza and Weil." Studies in World Christianity 2 (1998): 173-86.

Comte-Sponville, André. Le sexe ni la mort: Trois essais sur l'amour et la sexualité.  Paris: Albin Michel, 2012.

Dilman, İlham. Free Will: An Historical and Philosophical Introduction .  London: Routledge, 1999.

Hamilton, Christopher. "Body, Memory and Irrelevancies in Hiroshima Mon Amour." Chap. 3 In The Philosophy of Autobiography, edited by Christopher Cowley, 72-95. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015.

Malbreil, Germain. "Réflexions Sur l'amour de Dieu."  Revue philosophique de la France et de l'étranger 125, no. 2 (April-June 2000): 201-15.

Rhees, Rush. "Grace and the Beauty of the World." Chap. 12 In Discussions of Simone Weil, edited by D. Z. Phillips, 155-67. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2000.

Ribeiro Ferreira, Maria Luísa "Encontros e desencontros de dois filósofos "Judeus" Simone Weil e Espinosa." Revista Conatus: Filsofia de Spinoza 4, no. 7 (2010): 37-54.

Rubinstein, Ernest. "Simone Weil." Chap. 14 In From Ecclesiastes to Simone Weil: Varieties of Philosophical Spirituality, 227-50. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2014.

Villela-Petit, Maria da Penha. "Résister au mal: Simone Weil et Etty Hillesum.." Cahiers Simone Weil 18, no. 4 (1995): 343-56.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Alasdair MacIntyre

Ronald Beiner in "Simone Weil: The Politics of the Soul."  published in his book  Political Philosophy: What It Is and Why It Matters, 108-121. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press,  briefly comparies Weil to  political philosopher  Alasdair MacIntyre.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Canadian philosopher Louis Lachance and Weil

Leslie Armour (1931-2014) in an article on fellow Canadian philosopher Louis Lachance (1899-1963) published in The Oxfod Companion to Canadian Literature, includes a statement that "Lachance's theory has affinities with the work of Simone Weil".   I have not been able to locate any other discussion of this.

Quentin Meillassoux and Simone Weil similarities including the lack of published texts and invention of terminology

Strickland in the 2013 article compares Meillassoux a contemporary French philosophy to Weil:

Strickland, Stephanie. 2013. "Joined at the Hip: Simone Weil, Quentin Meillassoux."  Religion & Literature 45 (3):277-236.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Simone and Johanna Brandt

Karen Kuhn recently presented at the International Conference on Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences on  female mystical experience comparing  Johanna Brandt, a South African writer and prophet  to Simone.  The paper is available on the web: