Weil, Truth and Life: Simone Weil and Ancient Pedagogy As a Way of Life

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10756/288657
Title:
Weil, Truth and Life: Simone Weil and Ancient Pedagogy As a Way of Life
Authors:
Mols, Yvana
Abstract:
Contemporary philosophers, wary of the vaulted metaphysical systems proposed by Enlightenment thinkers, have explored alternative avenues of doing philosophy. Unfortunately, these "new" philosophical systems often neglect their roots in ancient philosophical practice. The purpose of this thesis is to textually ascertain the ancient concept of philosophy as a way of life in the contemporary philosophical work of Simone Weil. This connection is demonstrated in two distinct yet related ways. The practical pedagogy demonstrated through biographical work and student lecture notes provide a distinct vision of her life's bent toward practical philosophy. In addition, her Notebooks, read in light of Pierre Hadot's interpretation of Marcus Aurelius' Meditations, demonstrate the pervasiveness of this way of life in her personal textual engagement. In Weil, therefore, we find an important contemporary instance of continuing and reinterpreting the ancient philosophical practice where she finds her philosophical origin.
Advisors:
Sweetman, Robert
Affiliation:
Institute for Christian Studies
Publisher:
Institute for Christian Studies
Issue Date:
Jul-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10756/288657
Additional Links:
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/002/MR43123.PDF
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Keywords:
Weil, Simone, 1909-1943; Platonists; Christianity
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
Rights holder:
This Work has been made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws of Canada without the written authority from the copyright owner.
Degree Title:
Master of Arts (Philosophy)
Appears in Collections:
Older Masters Theses

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dc.contributor.advisorSweetman, Roberten_GB
dc.contributor.authorMols, Yvanaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-08T17:53:49Z-
dc.date.available2013-05-08T17:53:49Z-
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dc.date.issued2007-07-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10756/288657-
dc.description.abstractContemporary philosophers, wary of the vaulted metaphysical systems proposed by Enlightenment thinkers, have explored alternative avenues of doing philosophy. Unfortunately, these "new" philosophical systems often neglect their roots in ancient philosophical practice. The purpose of this thesis is to textually ascertain the ancient concept of philosophy as a way of life in the contemporary philosophical work of Simone Weil. This connection is demonstrated in two distinct yet related ways. The practical pedagogy demonstrated through biographical work and student lecture notes provide a distinct vision of her life's bent toward practical philosophy. In addition, her Notebooks, read in light of Pierre Hadot's interpretation of Marcus Aurelius' Meditations, demonstrate the pervasiveness of this way of life in her personal textual engagement. In Weil, therefore, we find an important contemporary instance of continuing and reinterpreting the ancient philosophical practice where she finds her philosophical origin.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInstitute for Christian Studiesen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/002/MR43123.PDFen_GB
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported-
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/-
dc.subjectWeil, Simone, 1909-1943en_GB
dc.subjectPlatonistsen_GB
dc.subjectChristianityen_GB
dc.subject.lcshPlatonists--France--History--20th centuryen_GB
dc.subject.lcshChristianity--Philosophy--History--20th centuryen_GB
dc.titleWeil, Truth and Life: Simone Weil and Ancient Pedagogy As a Way of Lifeen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute for Christian Studiesen_GB
dc.type.degreetitleMaster of Arts (Philosophy)en_GB
dc.rights.holderThis Work has been made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws of Canada without the written authority from the copyright owner.en_GB
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