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ERIC Number: EJ931676
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
Attention, Asceticism, and Grace: Simone Weil and Higher Education
Roberts, Peter
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v10 n3 p315-328 Jul 2011
The work of the French thinker Simone Weil has exerted an important influence on scholars in a wide range of fields. To date, however, her writings have attracted comparatively little interest from educationists. This article discusses some of the key concepts in Weil's philosophy--gravity, grace, decreation, and attention--and assesses their significance for the arts and humanities in higher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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