Monday, February 4, 2019


The International Journal for Philosophy of Religion has just posted an article on Nietzsche and Weil by Stuart Jesson to their "Online First Articles"

   Jesson, S. Int J Philos Relig (2019).

So far I have collected the following articles on Weil and Nietzsche:

Abell, Jake. "Untimely Meditations on the Need for Roots: Imagining a Culture of Human Need in
Nietzsche and Simone Weil." BA Honors, Baylor University, 2013,

Borgna, Eugenio. L'indicibile tenerezza : In cammino con Simone Weil.  Feltrinelli, 2016.

Hooft, Stan Van. "The Meaning of Suffering." Hastings Center Report, vol. 28, no. 5, 1998, pp. 13-19.

Kivilaakso, Katri. "Kirjailijasta mieskirjailijaksi, naiskirjailijaksi ja takaisin Pirkko Saision Kainin tytär sekä Jukka Larssonin ja Eva Weinin tuotannot vastauksena 1980-luvun naisnäkökulmaiseen kirjallisuuskeskusteluun."  PhD, Diss, University of Helsinki, 2015,

Lago, Alessandro dal. "On the ethics of Weakness: Simone Weil and Nihilism." Weak thought, edited by Gianni Vattimo and Pier Aldo Rovatti, translated by Peter Carravetta, State University of New York Press, 2012, pp. 111-137. SUNY series in contemporary Italian philosophy.

Mangiabene, Massimo. "Simone Weil e Nietzsche." Per la filosofia: Filosofia e insegnamentio, vol. 42, 1998, pp. 102-113.

Martínez Ángel, Lorenzo. "Reflexiones sobre Simone Weil, con Nietzsche, Alain y Bonhoeffer de fondo." Religión y cultura, vol. 61, no. 272, 2015, pp. 219-246.

Olin, Mikael. "Misslyckanden." Ad lucem : tidskrift för kultur och livsåskådning, vol. 91, no. 1, 1999, pp. 8-13.

Puente, Fernando Rey. Exercícios de atenção: Simone Weil leitora dos gregos. PUC-Rio, 2013. Teologia e Ciências Humanas vol. 114.

---. "Simone Weil, Friedrich Nietzsche et la Grèce" Cahiers Simone Weil, vol. 19, no. 1, 1996, pp. 67-96.

Vannini, Marco. " Simone Weil. L'amore implicito di Cristo " Cristo nella filosofia contemporanea, edited by Silvano Zucal, vol. 2, San Paolo, 2002, pp. 945-978.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Wittgenstein and Weil

To date have collected the following works on Wittgenstein and Weil:

Abdullah, Sarwar Ahmed. "'Negative Faith: The Moment of God's Absence': Simone Weil on afflication." , MA Thesis, Saint Mary's University, 2014.

Bell, Richard H. "Religion and Wittgenstein's Legacy: Beyond Fideism and Language Games." Philosophy and the Grammar of Religious Belief, edited by Mario Von der Ruhr and Timothy Tessin, St. Martin's Press, 1995, pp. 215-247. Claremont Studies in the Philosophy of Religion.

Dilman, Ilham. "Conclusion: Reality and Human Life." Wittgenstein's Copernican Revolution: The Question of Linguistic Idealism,  Palgrave 2002, pp. 206-219.

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

Dromm, Keith. Wittgenstein on Rules and Nature. Continuum, 2008. Continuum Studies in British Philosophy.

Earl, Kaleb G. M. "Effing the Ineffable: The Mysticism of Simone Weil and Ludwig Wittgenstein." . MA Thesis,  Dalhousie, 2015,

Fitzgerald, Michael. "Simone Weil (1909-43)." The Genesis of Artistic Creativity : Asperger's Syndrome and the Arts, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2005, pp. 126-136.

Kinsey, John. "The Goodness of God and the Reality of Evil." American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 85, no. 4, 2011, pp. 623-638, doi:10.5840/acpq201185448.

Kronqvist. "A Passion for Life: Love and Meaning." Nordic Wittgenstein Review, vol. 6, no. 1, 2017, pp. 31-51, doi: 10.15845/nwr.v6i1.3424.

Recchia Luciani, Francesca R. "Lo sguardo perspicuo: filosofia e vita quotidiana.  Il "socratismo" di Ludwig Wittgenstein e di Simone Weil." La vita che c'è, edited by Antonio De Simone and Fabio D'Andrea,  FrancoAngeli, 2006, pp. 67-103. Collana di Sociologia.

Sekino, Tetsuya. "Peut-on parler de Dieu aujourd'hui ? : De Wittgenstein à simone weil." Philosophy,  PhD, Diss, Université Jean Moulin (Lyon 3), 2016,

Solin, Kim. "Mathematics and Religion : On a Remark by Simone Weil " Logic in theology, edited by Bartosz Brożek et al., Copernicus Center Press, 2013, pp. 219-236.

Springsted, Eric O. "Mystery and Philosophy." The Relevance of the Radical: Simone Weil 100 Years Later, edited by A.  Rebecca  (Adrian Rebecca) Rozelle-Stone and Lucian Stone, Continuum, 2010, pp. 91-105.

---. "Spiritual Apprenticeship " Cahiers Simone Weil, vol. 25, no. 4, 2002, pp. 325-344.

Stewart, Olwyn. "The Ethical Implications of Simone Weil's Notion of Reading." PHD, Diss, University of Auckland, 2012,

Tang, Hao. "A Meeting of the Conceptual and the Natural:  Wittgenstein on Learning a Sensation-Language." Philosophy  and Phenomenological Research, vol. 91, no. 1, 2015, pp. 105-135, doi:10.1111/phpr.12118.

Thompson, Jon. "Simone Weil: Dialectic of Apparent Opposites." The Collected Writings of Jon Thompson, edited by Jeremy Akerman and Eileen Daly, Ridinghouse, 2011, pp. 407-422.

Von der Ruhr, Mario. "Christianity and the Errors of our Time: Simone Weil on Atheism and Idolatry." The Relevance of the Radical: Simone Weil 100 Years Later, edited by A.  Rebecca  (Adrian Rebecca) Rozelle-Stone and Lucian Stone, Continuum, 2010, pp. 53-75.

Winch, Peter. Simone Weil: "The Just Balance". Cambridge University Press, 1995. Modern European Philosophy.

Winchell, James. "Semantics of the Unspeakable: Six Sentences by Simone Weil." Trajectories of Mysticism in Theory and Literature, edited by Philip Leonard, St. Martin's Press, 2000, pp. 72-93.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Clarice Lispector

Have located a couple of works comparing Weil and the famous Brazilian novelist Clarice Lispector:

Magnante, Chiara. 2013. "La libertà e la forza. Un contrappunto fra Simone Weil e Clarice Lispector."  Cultura brasiliana. 2:138-153.

Magnante, Chiara 2012. "La banalità del trauma: Simone Weil e Clarice Lispector, la forza e la fame."  Tintas: Quaderni di Letterature Iberiche e Iberoamericane 2:223-240.

Friday, July 27, 2018


The 2016 issue of the journal SpazioFilosofico is focussed on the concept of grace and includes three articles on Weil:

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

More works on Lacan and Weil

In  2013 post I noted this work which includes a discussion of Weil from a Lacanian perspective:

Fajnwaks, Fabian. 1998. "Simone Weil : un amour sans objet "  La Cause Freudienne 40:117-124.

Just identified a 2018 thesis on Weil and Lacan:

Miller, Christopher Peyton. 2018. "Falling to the Heights: Simone Weil's Metaxu, Attention and Decreation Through a Lacanian Lens." PhD Diss, Union Institute & University.

Additionally I have also identified the following works on Weil and Lacan:

Delaruelle, Jacques. 2003. "Attention As Prayer: Simone Weil."  Literature and Aesthetics: The Journal of the Sydney Society of Literature and Aesthetics 13 (2):19-27.

De Kesel, Marc. 2013. "Misers or Lovers? : How a reflection on Christian mysticism caused a shift in Jacques Lacan’s object theory."  Continental Philosophy Review 46 (2):189-208. doi: 10.1007/s11007-013-9258-9.

De Kesel, Marc. 2018. "The Real of Ethics: On a Widespread Misconception." In Unconscious Incarnations: Pschoanalytic and Philosophical Perspectives on the Body, edited by Brian W. Becker, John Panteleimon Manoussakis and David M. Goodman, 82-83. London, UK: Routledge.

Robert, William. 2005. "Crossing: Simone Weil, Mystics, Politics." PhD Diss, Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Robert, William. 2005. "Decreation, or Saying Yes."  Epoché: The University of California Journal for the Study of Religion 23 (1):59-85.

Reed, Robert Charles. 2013. "A Lacanian Ethics of Non-Personal Responsibility."  Pastoral Psychology 62 (4):515-531.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Paul Tillich

Just located a work by Nina Heinsohn on Tillich and Weil:

Heinsohn, Nina. 2013. "Vom Warten auf das Unverfugbare: Bemerkungen zu Korrespondenzen im Denken Simone Weils und Paul Tillichs."  Tillich-Preview 4:75-92.

I have one other work identified that is focussed on Tillich and Weil:

Askani, Hans-Christoph. 2002. ""Chaque religion est seule vraie" : Paul Tillich et Simone Weil sur la possibilité d'un dialogue interreligieux "  Laval théologique et philosophique 58 (1):77-87.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Alice Rivaz

I have located two works by Valérie Cossy which discuss Weil's influence on Rivaz:

Cossy, Valérie. 2011. "Becoming an Old Woman: Feminism, Destiny and Freedom According to Alice Rivaz and Simone de Beauvoir."  Forum for Modern Language Studies 47 (2):222-233.

Cossy, Valérie. 2015. Alice Rivaz: Devenir romancière. Genève: Editions Suzanne Hurter.  See chapter 1 for section "Simone Weil" pp. 30-34