Transcendent Rebellion: The Influence of Simone Weil on Albert Camus’ Esthetics

  title={Transcendent Rebellion: The Influence of Simone Weil on Albert Camus’ Esthetics},
  author={Philip D. Bunn},
  journal={Perspectives on Political Science},
  pages={35 - 43}
  • Philip D. Bunn
  • Published 2 November 2021
  • Art
  • Perspectives on Political Science
Abstract The relationship between the thought of Albert Camus and Simone Weil has been partially explored by scholars since their deaths. However, current scholarship does not fully explain the influence Weil’s life and work had on Camus’ esthetics, a full treatment of which is necessary to truly understand the significance of Camus’ adoption of the idea of the rebel as artist. Camus’ thought progresses significantly from his early esthetics of the will in his Essay on Music, affirming art as… 



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