Thursday, July 24, 2014


Just tripped across this article which has not yet been assigned to an issue of  Cultural Studies of Science Education:

Roth, Wolf-Michael. "Enracinement or the Earth, the Originary Ark, Does Not Move: On the Phenomenological (Historical and Ontogenetic) Origin of Common and Scientific Sense and the Genetic Method of Teaching (for) Understanding." DOI 10.1007/s11422-014-9606-z

From abstract: "In this study, I take up Simone Weil’s concepts of enracinement (rooting) and déracinement (uprooting) to theorize the root of this alienation, the confrontation between children’s familiarity with the world and unfamiliar/strange scientific conceptions"

Monday, July 21, 2014

Simone Weil Bibliography now updated

Simone Weil Bibliography  has been upgraded to new version of Biblio that allows for much better searching.  It also now includes over 2500 records.  I will be adding to this on a more regular basis.  Currently this reflects over 70 percent of records collected to date.  Due to initial problems in importing Japanese and Chinese material, many are still missing from the posted bibliography.  Hope to have this fixed shortly.

Please forward to me any errors and/or suggestions for keywords.  It has been particularly challenging for me to assign keywords for works in the wide variety of languages represented!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Gombrowicz and Julliard reflect on Weil in their journals

Both  Witold Gombrowicz and Jacques  Julliard  reference Weil in their journals:

Gombrowicz, Witold. Journal. Vol. 1 (1953-1958). Paris: Gallimard, 1995. References to Simone pages 69-70, 368 and 371-379.
Julliard, Jacqies. L'année des dupes: Journal de la fin du siècle  1995. Paris: Seuil, 1996. See pages 219-223 for references to Weil.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


The journal Philosophy of Management  has an article applying Weil's thoughts on work to effective management of the workplace:

Noël-Lemaitre, Christine, and Séverine Le Loarne-Lemaire. "Human Resource Management and Distress at Work:  What Managers Could Learn from the Spirituality of Work in Simone Weil's Philosophy." Philosophy of Management 11.2 (2012): 63-83.

Suffering and evil

An Italian collection of articles on the Shoah includes an article by Umberto Regina:

Regina, Umberto. "Forza e dolore in Simone Weil."  Dopo la shoah : un nuovo inizio per il pensiero. Ed. Isabella Adinolfi. Studi storici Carocci. Roma: Carocci, 2011. 261-73.