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 her 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.

Details

Author(s)
Jr. Richard H. Bell
Format
Paperback | 280 pages
Dimensions
149.4 x 227.8 x 17.3mm | 371.95g
Publication date
01 Aug 1998
Publisher
ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
Publication City/Country
Lanham, MD, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
index, bibliography
ISBN10
0847690806
ISBN13
9780847690800