Ep. 251: Simone Weil's Ideal Society

Ep. 251: Simone Weil's Ideal Society

By Mark Linsenmayer, Wes Alwan, Seth Paskin, Dylan Casey

The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast

Monday, 7 September

On "Theoretical Picture of a Free Society" (1934). What's the ideal living situation for us all, given the peculiarities of human nature? Weil describes fulfillment as coming from being able to picture goals and plans and knowingly put them into effect, so social groups need to maximize that power by being small and cooperative.

End song: "Libreville" by Bill Bruford, as interviewed for Nakedly Examined Music #25.

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