Weaving the World: Simone Weil on Science, Mathematics, and Love

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Weaving the World: Simone Weil on Science, Mathematics, and Love

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Weaving the World uses Simone Weil s philosophy of science and mathematics as an introduction to the thought of one of the most powerful philosophical and theological minds of the twentieth century. Weil held that, for the ancient Greeks, the ultimate purpose of science and mathematics was the knowledge and love of the divine. Her creative assimilation of this vision led her to a conception of science and mathematics that connects the human person with not only the physical world but also the spiritual and aesthetic aspects of human existence.

Vance G. Morgan investigates Weil s earliest texts on science, in which she lays the foundation for a conception of science rooted in basic human concerns and activities. He then tracks Weil s analysis of the development of science, particularly of the mathematics and science of the ancient Greeks. He especially explores Weil s interpretation of the Pythagoreans and their mathematical discoveries, giving special attention to the mathem