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  • Published: 30 November 2005
  • ISBN: 9780141188195
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $24.99

Simone Weil: An Anthology



This collection captures the essence of a remarkable woman, one of the foremost thinkers of our century

Simone Weil was one of the foremost thinkers of the twentieth century: a philosopher, theologian, critic, sociologist and political activist. This anthology spans the wide range of her thought, and includes an extract from her best-known work 'The Need for Roots', exploring the ways in which modern society fails the human soul; her thoughts on the misuse of language by those in power; and the essay 'Human Personality', a late, beautiful reflection on the rights and responsibilities of every individual. All are marked by the unique combination of literary eloquence and moral perspicacity that characterised Weil's ideas and inspired a generation of thinkers and writers both in and outside her native France.

  • Published: 30 November 2005
  • ISBN: 9780141188195
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $24.99

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