She was a philosopher, activist and Christian mystic and her writings here are filled with her courageous thinking, honesty and moral clarity. She explains how language can be manipulated by the powerful; how individuals have obligations to others; and the need 'for order, equality, liberty and truth, that make us human'. A title in the Penguin 'Great Ideas' series.
In these selected writings by Simone Weil - philosopher, activist, mystic - she explores the influence of language employed by the powerful, an individual's rights and responsibilities, and foods of the soul such as liberty, truth, security and equality. Provocative, eloquent and deeply moral, these are essays to untangle the intangible, nourish the spirit and inspire thought.GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.