In the early 1930s, the West was going through a deep economic crisis. It is in this context that Simone Weil, a philosophy teacher who devoted her life to both theoretical research and social and political action, undertook a radical critique of contemporary Western civilization so as to present a view of the future.
For this Christian philosopher, the reign of industrial technology corresponds to an upheaval in the human condition, calling for a spiritual turning point to overcome it.
But what could the relevance of a spiritual turning point be in a period dominated by technology and economics? Can attention to God still have room and meaning at the heart of a civilization that is primarily technical?