By Laurence A. Blum,Victor Seidler
Simone Weil — thinker, exchange union militant, manufacturing facility employee — constructed a penetrating critique of Marxism and a strong political philosophy which serves another either to liberalism and to Marxism. In A more true Liberty, initially released in 1989, Blum and Seidler exhibit how Simone Weil’s philosophy sought to put political motion on a firmly ethical foundation. the honour of the guide employee grew to become the normal for political associations and activities. Weil criticized Marxism for its self belief in development and revolution and its attendant illusory trust that historical past is at the facet of the proletariat.
Blum and Seidler relate Weil’s paintings to influential tendencies in political philosophy this present day, from analytic Marxism to important traditions inside of liberal inspiration. The authors tension the significance of Weil’s paintings for knowing liberation theology, Catholic radicalism, and, extra normally, social events opposed to oppression that are heavily tied to faith and spirituality.
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A Truer Liberty (Routledge Revivals): Simone Weil and Marxism: Volume 17 by Laurence A. Blum,Victor Seidler