Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Publication Date

2019

Publisher

Faculdada Jesuita de Filosofia e Teologia

Source Publication

Sintese Revista de Filosofia

Source ISSN

2176-9389

Abstract

Given the socio-political context of Latin American countries and their leftist and center-leftist parties that had governed some countries since the beginning of the 2000’s, this essay will present Simone Weil’s anthropology of a rooted people towards social justice guided by a spirituality of supernatural justice. This anthropology supports her criticism of political parties that this essay will use to examine the Brazilian context and its Workers’ Party that gov­erned the country for over thirteen years and ended its tenure after a process of impeachment. Although Simone Weil seems to be pessimistic as to whether multiparty or monoparty political systems are able to promote and maintain a social order able to lead people to find their rootedness, she develops a critical anthropology that allows us to understand when a political party abandons its commitment to develop social policies for the poor and working class. Conse­quently, the political party assumes an agenda of maintaining power, no matter the means that must be used to achieve this goal.

Comments

Published version. Sintese Revista de Filosofia, Vol. 46, No. 145 (2019): 283-300. DOI. © 2019 Faculdada Jesuita de Filosofia e Teologia. Used with permission.

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