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Simone Weil

Datum narození: 3. únor 1909
Datum úmrtí: 24. srpen 1943
Další jména: Simone Weilová

Simone Weil [simon véj], byla francouzská filosofka, sociální reformátorka a mystička.

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„Člověk je stvořen přirozenými a společenskými silami a může být jimi „odtvořen.““

—  Simone Weil

Zdroj: [Velké postavy západního myšlení, 1999, 655, 80-7260-002-8]

„Whenever one tries to suppress doubt, there is tyranny.“

—  Simone Weil

Lectures in philosophy [Leçons de philosophie] (1959) as translated by Hugh Price p. 103

„Love of God is pure when joy and suffering inspire an equal degree of gratitude.“

—  Simone Weil, kniha Gravity and Grace

Zdroj: Gravity and Grace

„Religion in so far as it is a source of consolation is a hindrance to true faith; and in this sense atheism is a purification.“

—  Simone Weil

"Faiths of Meditation; Contemplation of the divine" as translated in The Simone Weil Reader (1957) edited by George A. Panichas, p. 417
Kontext: Religion in so far as it is a source of consolation is a hindrance to true faith; and in this sense atheism is a purification. I have to be an atheist with that part of myself which is not made for God. Among those in whom the supernatural part of themselves has not been awakened, the atheists are right and the believers wrong.

„The human soul has need of truth and of freedom of expression.“

—  Simone Weil

Draft for a Statement of Human Obligation (1943), Statement Of Obligations
Kontext: The human soul has need of truth and of freedom of expression.
The need for truth requires that intellectual culture should be universally accessible, and that it should be able to be acquired in an environment neither physically remote nor psychologically alien.

„But a war of any scope will give rise to others as formidable.“

—  Simone Weil

"Reflections on War" (1933); also in Formative Writings (2009)
Kontext: The prospects of revolution seem therefore quite restricted. For can a revolution avoid war? It is, however, on this feeble chance that we must stake everything or abandon all hope. An advanced country will not encounter, in the case of revolution, the difficulties which in backward Russia served as a base for the barbarous regime of Stalin. But a war of any scope will give rise to others as formidable.

„It is the aim of public life to arrange that all forms of power are entrusted, so far as possible, to men who effectively consent to be bound by the obligation towards all human beings which lies upon everyone, and who understand the obligation.“

—  Simone Weil

Draft for a Statement of Human Obligation (1943)
Kontext: It is the aim of public life to arrange that all forms of power are entrusted, so far as possible, to men who effectively consent to be bound by the obligation towards all human beings which lies upon everyone, and who understand the obligation.
Law is the quality of the permanent provisions for making this aim effective.

„From modern thought to ancient wisdom the path would be short and direct, if one cared to take it.“

—  Simone Weil, kniha The Need for Roots

The Need for Roots (1949), p. 292
Kontext: Concern for the symbol has completely disappeared from our science. And yet, if one were to give oneself the trouble, one could easily find, in certain parts at least of contemporary mathematics... symbols as clear, as beautiful, and as full of spiritual meaning as that of the circle and mediation. From modern thought to ancient wisdom the path would be short and direct, if one cared to take it.

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