Friday, March 24, 2017

100 records added to Simone Weil Bibliography

The Simone Weil bibliography now holds 3,013 records!  Additionally I have over 1,000 records I am still working on!  I hope to slowly add the bulk of these over the coming year.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Untimely deaths of brilliant European Jewish philosophers in the early 1900s

Cyprian Krause in 2016 published an article comparing Simone Weil and Carlo Michelstaedter.   Michelstaedter, a Jewish Italian philosopher who committed suicide in 1910 at the age of 23.  Like Weil his works were published after his death and his influence lives on.  See a A Blazing Defense of Individualism by Benjamin Ivry for background information.

Krause, Cyprian."Wille und Ɯberzeugung bei Simone Weil und Carlo Michelstaedter. Zwei divergierende Antworten auf die Tragik endlicher Freiheit."  Freiburger Zeitschrift fur Philosophie und Theologie 63, no. 1 (2016):89-132.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Weil and the "hear-knotting feeling"

Lawrence J.Y. Liang has just completed a thesis focussing on Weil's concept of affliction and Dietrich von Hildebrand's writings on the heart.

Liang, Lawrence J. Y. 2017. "On the Heart-Knotting Feeling: An Outline." MA Thesis, Theory and Criticism, University of Western Ontario,