Simone Weil
The Spiritual Turning Point

Simone Weil,
Le tournant spirituel

Kevin Cappelli

FORMAT: 140 x 210
BINDING: Softcover
WORDS: 21 000 approx.
PRICE: 11 €
PUBLICATION DATE: September 2019
PUBLISHER: Editions Apogée

The Work

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?

The Author(s)

Kévin Cappelli is a philosophy teacher who holds the French “agrégation” in the subject. His first essay, L’expérience du monde (Apogée, 2018) was selected for the prize of best high school philosopy book in 2019.

Key Sales Points

– In-depth reflection on contemporary society in the light of Simone Weil’s thought.
– Written by a qualified practitioner in the field of philosophy and education.
– A simple, concise format, ideal for students of philosophy, sociology and political sciences.