Oppression and Liberty
By (author) Simone Weil
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Oppression and Liberty by Simone Weil
Book DescriptionThe remarkable French thinker Simone Weil is one of the leading intellectual and spiritual figures of the twentieth century. A legendary essayist, political philosopher and member of the French resistance, her literary output belied her tragically short life. Most of her work was published posthumously, to widespread acclaim. Always concerned with the nature of individual freedom, Weil explores in Oppression and Liberty its political and social implications. Analyzing the causes of oppression, its mechanisms and forms, she questions revolutionary responses and presents a prophetic view of a way forward. If, as she noted elsewhere, 'the future is made of the same stuff as the present', then there will always be a need to continue to listen to Simone Weil.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415254076
(198mm x 129mm x 10mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 18-May-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Simone Weil
Simone Weil (1909-43) was one of the most original philosophical, religious and political thinkers of the twentieth century; besides working as a teacher, a factory worker and a farmhand, she fought for the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War and was a member of the French resistance.
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