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Iris Murdoch et Simone Weil: l'attention

Abstract : This article studies the inheritance of Simone Weil's philosophy in Iris Murdoch's The Sovereignty of Good. I show how Murdoch's conception of attention as «a just and loving gaze» on an individual reality, and as the «proper mark of the active moral agent», is borrowed from Weil. In particular, I show how the analysis by Murdoch of attention in terms of «obedience» inherits Weil's conception of moral life. I show how Murdoch's novels incorporate this heritage with a study of a passage from The Sea, the Sea.
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Raïd Layla. Iris Murdoch et Simone Weil: l'attention. Véronique Leru et Pierre Frath. Mélanges en l'honneur de René Daval, EPURE. Éditions et Presses Universitaires de Reims, 2019, ISBN : 978-2-37496-091-3. ⟨halshs-02976588⟩

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