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Simone Weil and the relationship between action and thought
by Dana Mills
About this EXP
Dana Mills, lecturer in political theory at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, discusses Simone Weil and activism.
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Key point 1
Simone Weil reflected on the relationship between our own actions and the solidarity we might offer others.
Key point 2
In her views on social justice, she shifted the focus from rights to duties: what we owe each other, not what we are owed.
Key point 3
Her concept of attention was a way to move away from the ego and accept that we are only part of something larger than us.
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