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dc.contributor.advisorCoward, Harold G.
dc.contributor.authorJensen, Debra Joanne
dc.date.accessioned2005-07-21T19:37:16Z
dc.date.available2005-07-21T19:37:16Z
dc.date.issued1989
dc.identifier.citationJensen, D. J. (1989). Simone Weil, the Gita and the Upanisads (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/18618en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0315542535en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/21609
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 125-128.en
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is a study of the influence of the Bhagavad-Gita and the Upaniads on the religious and philosophical thought of Simone Weil. It will examine the major tenets of Weil's thought in an attempt to determine where Weil was influenced by the teaching of these texts and where she rejected them. Chapter One will be a brief introduction to Weil's relationship to the Gita and the Upaniads. Chapter Two will look at Weil's cosmology paying particular attention to her concepts of decreation, necessity gravity and grace. It will then look at the Indian notions of dharma, karma, and the Samkhya teachings found in the Gita in an attempt to determine where she was influenced by these concepts and where she rejected them. Chapter Three will look at Weil's views on knowledge paying particular attention to her notions of reading, levels of reading and levels of knowledge. It will then look at the teachings on knowledge in the Gita and the Upaniads in an attempt to determine their influence on Weil's thought. Chapter Four will examine Weil's soteriology, including her views on 'actionless action', detachment and affliction. It will then turn to these concepts in the Upanisads and Glta again looking for ways in which they influenced Weil. Chapter Five will draw together the preceding chapters, in an attempt to assess the overall influence of the Bhagavad-Gita and the Upaniiads on Weil's thought. It will conclude with suggestions for further study of Weil's work.
dc.format.extentvii, 128 leaves ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subject.lccPQ 2645 E24 Z553 1989en
dc.subject.lcshWeil, Simone, 1909-1943
dc.subject.lcshBhagavadgita - Influence
dc.subject.lcshUpanishads - Influence
dc.titleSimone Weil, the Gita and the Upanisads
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/18618
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.disciplineReligious Studies
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccPQ 2645 E24 Z553 1989en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 701 520541661


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.