Lectures on Philosophy is a compilation of the lectures that Weil composed for her lycée students. Focussing on the materialist philosophical project, she deals with truth not logically or scientifically but psychologically or phenomenologically. Here she discusses the conditions necessary for an experience of truth to emerge for the human subject, or for an object or concept to emerge as real within human experience.
However, she does not advocate a general theory of human "truth-production", justified by empirical observation. As distinguished from the writings of William James, the Lectures describe the problem of truth as deeply personal, to be approached through introspection.
She died from malnutrition during WWII after refusing to eat more than the minimal rations she believed were available to soldiers at the time.
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