This important new study examines the work of Simone Weil; French mystic, social philosopher, and activist in the French Resistance in the Second World War. Weil’s posthumously published works had a major influence on French and English social thought. Philosophy for Darker Times relates Weil’s insights to specific significant issues in our own time.
Ethics International Press, Inc (June 15, 2022)
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The God of Philosophy and the God of Religion Debate Revisited
Chapter 2 Plato’s Philosophy Manifested in Simone Weil’s life and her Writings
Chapter 3 ‘Scale Relative Ontology’ as a way of understanding Simone Weil’s treatment of Scientific Activity
Chapter 4 Nothing, Mysticism and three dimensions in ‘Scale Relative Ontology’
Chapter 5 Simone Weil’s Mysticism understood through Apophatic Theology
Chapter 6 Intentionalism and ‘God’s Fiction’
Appendix I Five Scientific Metaphysical Stances in relation to the Standard Model of Quantum Theory
Appendix II On the Relationship between Simone Weil’s and Hannah Arendt’s Philosophies
Appendix III The Stumbling Block: The Rationality Problem
About the author
Noel Boulting studied at the London Institute of Education, Birkbeck College, London, and the London School of Economics He has taught philosophy at Universities in the in the UK and USA. His philosophy club, NOBOSS, was formed in 1977, and meets at the University of Kent, UK. His publications include articles on C. S. Peirce, Edward Bullough, Thomas Hobbes, Aldo Leopold, Jean Paul Sartre, Simone Weil, Vico, Max Horkheimer and the Aesthetics of Nature. His writings on Weil include:
- “Necessity, “Transparency, and Fragility in Simone Weil’s Conception of Ultimate Reality and Meaning,” Ultimate Reality & Meaning, vol. 22, no. 3 (Sept. 1999), pp. 223-246.
- “The God of Religion and the God of Philosophy Debate Revisited,” Process Studies, vol. 50, no. 1 (2021), pp. 88-106.
- “Intentionalism and God’s Fiction,” Journal of Cultural & Religious Theory, vol. 20, no. 2 (Spring 2021)