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Notes toward an attentive politics: Simone Weil and the theory of decreation

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This thesis examines the spiritual, ethical, and political writings of Simone Weil. In particular, I endeavor to articulate Weil's theory of \"decreation\" in the content of her writings on God, language, ethics and violence. I aim to argue that decreation can be understood as both the disavowal of particular aspects of the soul and the contestation of political, economic and social mechanisms of destruction. Furthermore, I argue for a politics of decreation that requires the cultivation of values such as attentiveness, empathy, and solidarity.
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Thesis: A.B. (Religious Studies) Brown University 2017

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Kurtz, Joshua, "Notes toward an attentive politics: Simone Weil and the theory of decreation" (2017). Religious Studies Theses and Dissertations. Brown Digital Repository. Brown University Library. https://doi.org/10.7301/Z0CZ35MD

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