Sacrifice as the key of unity in the work of Simone Weil

Alejandra Novoa Echaurren read

The aim of this paper is to show how the work of Simone Weil constitutes a profound search for unity of the real. We propose that this unity is given by a sacramental logic. This means that the relationship which God seeks to establish with His creatures configures the paradigm of every true relationship, which core is given by the sacrifice of the egocentric self. This implies that only a change in society, from a predominant contractual logic —therefore transactional— to a sacramental logic, can constitute the necessary mean —μεταξύ — to a personal encounter with others and with the Creator.

Open Insight, vol XII, no. 25 (May-Aug. 2021),  pp. 33-64