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A l'épreuve du monde : L'éducation au sens large

Abstract : The issue of education provides us with an interesting perspective to approach Simone Weil's works : though she never takes education as such as an object of study, it is a ubiquitous notion which enables us to understand both the deep unity and the apparent contradictions of her thought. In her first works, education is thought of as concrete learning of the necessity by one's own actions on the world. In her political reflections, Simone Weil is concerned with both the education of workers by the syndicate and the education of a whole country. Finally, the issue of education is central, as I will show, to her late mystical thought. In this paper, I emphasize some important features of " the notion of " education as it appears in the individual, political and mystical works of Simone Weil. The notion of symbol will turn out to be of central importance, and I will finally show that it provides us with some " reading instructions " of the very writings of Simone Weil from the perspective of her philosophy of education.
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Marion Vorms. A l'épreuve du monde : L'éducation au sens large. Les études philosophiques, Presses Universitaires de France, 2007, 3 (82), pp.155-168. ⟨halshs-00792123⟩



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