Memorial day of Simone Weil

Simone Weil

(† August 24, 1943)

Simone Weil was a French philosopher, teacher and political activist whose works had particular influence on French and English social thought. Simone Weil came from an educated, Jewish but agnostic family. Intellectually precocious, she also displayed an awareness for social matters at an early age. After studying mathematics and philosophy, she became a teacher, her chief employment during her life. Weil was a supporter of revolutionary socialism and committed herself to the fight for worker’s rights.

– Annabelle Bonnet – Associate researcher at CESPRA, EHESS-CNRS, Paris
– Silvia Conti – PhD Student, LUMSA University (Rome)
– Matgorzata Hotda – University of todz, Poland
– Marina Lademacher – University of Sussex
– Megan Jane Laverty – Teachers College, Columbia University
– Piergiacomo Severini – Università G. d’Annunzio di Chieti-Pescara, Italy

More about her can be seen in the following video from our online teaching series on YouTube by Ruth Hagengruber. If you want to know more about women philosophers, feel free to check out our directory or website!
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