Vance G. Morgan
“Weaving the World is a well-written and lucid overview of Simone Weil’s writings on science and mathematics. This book will be of great benefit for anyone who wishes to pursue Weil’s thought in depth.” —Eric O. Springsted, President of the American Weil Society
“Weaving the World is a detailed account of the philosophy of science and knowledge of Simone Weil. It is a very useful contribution to our understanding of one of the deepest and most incandescent thinkers of the twentieth century.” —Martin Andic, University of Massachusetts, Boston
This clearly written book introduces readers to Simone Weil’s philosophy of science and mathematics. Weil held that, for the ancient Greeks, the ultimate purpose of science and mathematics was the knowledge and love of the divine. Her creative assimilation of this vision led her to a conception of science and mathematics that connects the human person with not only the physical world but also the spiritual and aesthetic aspects of human existence. Vance Morgan sketches an outline of a metaphysical foundation for mathematics and science that, according to Weil, opens the door to a reinvigorated discussion among science, philosophy, art, and religion.
“For its rigor, as well as for its faithful reading of Simone Weil’s work, this book merits special attention. Starting with a well defined aspect of Weil’s thought, the author shows the unity of this thought, unified through its relationship, from one end to the other, with the Good.” — Cahiers Simone Weil
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