A just and loving gaze | Curio

A just and loving gaze

22 mins | Aug 10, 2021

How a capacity to suffer can unite us all. The life of Simone Weil was one of unyielding self-sacrifice from her childhood to her early death, something that even led Albert Camus to describe her as "the only great spirit of our time." Deborah Casewell, a Humboldt Research Fellow in philosophy, explores how the ethics of the French philosopher, political activist and Christian mystic demand that we look beyond the personal and find the universal.

publisher logo

From Aeon

Read along