Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Simone's influence on Iris Murdoch

In Rowe and Osborn's  article "The Saint and the Hero: Iris Murdoch and Simone Weil" published in Irish Murdoch,  Philosopher Meets Novelist. Eds. Araújo, Sofia de Melo and Fátima Vieria. New Castle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011. 103-13, the authors note that while  there is much mention of Weil's influence on Murdoch, "few explore it in any sustained way".  The one major study referenced is the one by Griffin,  but I have a found a number of works focussing on Weil and Murdoch including the following:

Bok, Sissela. "'No One to Receive It': Simone Weil's Unforeseen Legacy." Common Knowledge 12.2 (2006): 252-60. Print.
---. "Simone Weil and Iris Murdoch: The Possibility of Dialogue." Gender Issues 22.4 (2005): 71-78. Print.
Bowden, Peta. "Ethical Attention: Accumulating Understandings." European Journal of Philosophy 6.1 (1998): 59-77. Print.
larson, Kate. ""Allt Som Har Ett Värde Är Frukten Av Ett Sammanträffande” : Värdebegreppet Hos Simone Weil Och Bos Iris Murdoch." På Spaning... Från Svenska Kyrkans Forskardagar 2009. Ed. Stenström, Hanna. Forskning for Kyrkan. Stockholm: Verbum, 2010. 343-51. Print.
---. "“Everything Important Is to Do with Passion” : Iris Murdoch’s Concept of Love and Its Platonic Origin." Diss. Uppsala Universitet, 2009. Print.
Lipson, Michael, and Abigail Lipson. "Psychotherapy and the Ethics of Attention." The Hastings Center Report 26.1 (1996): 17-22. Print.
Lovibond, Sabina. "The Simone Weil Factor." Iris Murdoch, Gender and Philosophy. New York: Routledge, 2011. 28-46. Print.
Mackenzie, Rod. "From Paranoia to Metanoia: Education and the Journey of the Soul." PESGB (Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain) Annual Conference. 2006. .http://www.philosophy-of-education.org/pdfs/Saturday/Mackenzie.pdf
Morgan, Vance G. "Humility and the Transcendent." Faith and Philosophy 18.3 (2001): 306-22. Print.
Purcell, Donald. "Iris Murdoch's the Green Knight and Simone Weil." Cahiers Simone Weil 19.2 (1996): 225-38. Print.

2013 essay on Simone touches on her influence

François, Anne M. "Simone Weil: Ambivalence in Search of Gd." French Women Authors: The Significance of the Spiritual (1400-2000). Eds. Haskett, Kelsey L. and Holly Faith Nelson. Newark, Del.: University of Delaware Press, 2013. 131-47. Print.

Ann François has just published an essay on Simone that notes on p. 133 "Many philosophers, theologians and sociologists acknowledge they have been influenced by her writings."  I would argue that the sphere of influence is far broader,  I have located many works influenced by Simone's writings in fields including art, education, medicine and nursing,

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Looking for open access academic journal articles on Simone?

openedition  -  great source for locating freely available academic articles in the Humanities and Social Sciences.  A search for "simone weil" as a phrase retrieves over 200 items.