In his enjoyable book, Eilenberger manages to convey not only his characters’ complicated lives but the convoluted flow of their endlessly agitated minds ... The ceaseless intellectual questing of all four makes for fascinating reading.
The Visionaries is much better than Eilenberger’s previous group biography ... This new book... illuminates the times through which these philosophers developed their ideas – and vice versa – often drawing poignant parallels and discontinuities between the women. But his evident and understandable fondness for Weil skews the book.