Simone Weil's Political Philosophy: Field Notes from the Margins (Hardcover)

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This book argues that Simone Weil's short life (1909-1943) is best understood as deeply invested in and engaged with the world around her, which she knew she would leave behind sooner rather than later if she took risks on the side of the oppressed. To present Weil first and foremost as a political philosopher, Benjamin Davis places her work in conversation with feminist philosophy, decolonial philosophy, and Marxism. Against the backdrop of Weil's commitments, Davis reads Weil into debates in contemporary Critical Theory. He argues that in the battles of today, we need to reconnect with Simone Weil's ethical and political imagination, which offers a critique of oppression as part of a deeper attention to the world.

About the Author

Benjamin P. Davis is a postdoctoral fellow in African American Studies at Saint Louis University. Davis's scholarship is in the areas of human rights, Decolonial Theory, and Caribbean Philosophy.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781538171943
ISBN-10: 1538171945
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: March 17th, 2023
Pages: 184
Language: English