University of Missouri Press: February 1998
At the age of ten, Simone Weil suspected that the Versailles Treaty expressed the will to humiliate the defeated enemy. Some time later in a letter to the novelist Georges Bernanos, she marked this perception as the kindling of her political consciousness. According to professor Athanasios Moulakis, this 'element of hurt pride in Weil's fundamental experience, humiliation redeemed by humility, plays a prominent part in her thinking.' In Simone Weil and the Politics of Self-Denial
, he examines Weil's political thought as an integral part of a lived philosophy, linking it to her epistemol... View More...