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The Power of Words
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The Power of Words (Paperback)

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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.



Essays & WritingEssays & JournalismLiterary essaysPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheorySocial & political philosophyReligion & BeliefsOther Religions, Cults and alternatives to religionSpirituality & religious experienceReligion & BeliefsReligion: generalPhilosophy of religion Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 24/09/2020 ISBN-13: 9780241472903  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Simone Weil (1909-43) was a French philosopher and mystic. Most of her works, published posthumously, consist of some notebooks and a collection of religious essays. They include, in English, Waiting for God (1951), Gravity and Grace (1952), The Need for Roots (1952), Notebooks (2 vol., 1956), Oppression and Liberty (1958), and Selected Essays, 1934-1943 (1962).

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