The presence of the world in Simone Weil’s early writings

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4013/fsu.2022.231.07

Abstract

In this critical study we analyze the question of the presence of the world in Simone Weil’s early writings, in order to apprehend properly her conception of time. In this sense, we try to elucidate the ontological and epistemological relations that she sets between man and the world. This perspective allows us to explore the philosophy of perception in Weil’s early years and to sketch the existential implications that emerge in the experience of present. We also look at the difficulty of thinking about immobility in human reality, based on the problematic tension that Weil establishes between the notions of continuity and eternity.

Keywords: Simone Weil, presence, world, continuity, eternity, time.

Author Biography

Juan Manuel Ruiz Jiménez, Universidad del Norte, Colombia

Professor of Philosophy and y Literary Studies at Universidad del Norte 

Published

2022-04-05

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