New School Talk: "Empathy & Action: A Subjective Discussion of Simone Weil’s Legacy"

3:39 PM

Hello All!
Please join us Monday, November 14, 2016 at 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the New School for a talk.

"In an age where worldwide suffering is more visible than ever in human history, we are all inclined to feel empathy on a daily basis. But does that mean that we are able to spin this emotion into effective action? Can empathy trigger, fuel, even inform such action, or may it actually hinder it? These are a few of the questions we are inspired to ask ourselves by the life and commitment of philosopher and activist Simone Weil (1909-1943), who devoted her short existence to both raising awareness through empathy and engaging in transformative action on all scales, from individual to social and political.
The upcoming performance of Kaija Saariaho’s oratorio La Passion de Simonefeaturing Mannes students, artists of the French collective La Chambre aux échos and the International Contemporary Ensemble, marks the perfect occasion to discuss these themes through the scope of art and other topical and living ramifications, along with four engaging scholars from contrasting backgrounds who have all been strongly influenced by Weil’s body of work."

Our very own, Prof. Lisabeth During will be speaking at the event.
Come join us!

It will be taking place at:

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th Street, Room I-202, New York, NY 10011

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