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By Laurence A. Blum,Victor Seidler

Simone Weil — thinker, alternate union militant, manufacturing unit employee — constructed a penetrating critique of Marxism and a strong political philosophy which serves an alternate either to liberalism and to Marxism. In A more true Liberty, initially released in 1989, Blum and Seidler convey how Simone Weil’s philosophy sought to put political motion on a firmly ethical foundation. the consideration of the guide employee grew to become the normal for political associations and pursuits. Weil criticized Marxism for its self assurance in development and revolution and its attendant illusory trust that historical past is at the facet of the proletariat.

Blum and Seidler relate Weil’s paintings to influential developments in political philosophy this present day, from analytic Marxism to principal traditions inside liberal suggestion. The authors pressure the significance of Weil’s paintings for knowing liberation theology, Catholic radicalism, and, extra normally, social hobbies opposed to oppression that are heavily tied to faith and spirituality.

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