Simone Weil : The Way of Justice as Compassion

Description

Richard H. Bell analyzes the social and political thought of Simone Weil, paying particular attention to Weil's concept of justice as compassion. Bell describes the ways in which Weil's concept of justice stands in contrast with liberal 'rights-based' views of justice, and focuses upon central aspects of Weil's thought, including 'attention, ' human suffering and 'affliction, ' and the importance of 'a spiritual way of life' in reshaping the individual's role in civic life. Simone Weil: The Way of Justice as Compassion is a valuable addition to the scholarship on this important thinker and a necessary book for students and scholars of political theory and philosophical moral thought.

Details

Author(s)
Jr. Richard H. Bell
Format
Book | 274 pages
Publication date
01 Jan 2000
Publisher
ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
Publication City/Country
Lanham, MD, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
0585165858
ISBN13
9780585165851