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The Need for Roots (Paperback)

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One of the foremost French philosophers of the last century, Simone Weil has been described by Andre Gide as 'the patron saint of all outsiders' and by Albert Camus as 'the only great spirit of our time'. In this, her most famous work, she diagnoses the malaise at the heart of modern life: uprootedness, from the past and from community. Written towards the end of World War Two for the Free French Army, Weil's text is an indispensable and perpetually intriguing text for readers and students of philosophy everywhere.

History & PoliticsHistory: Chronological20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheorySocial & political philosophy Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 23/02/2023 ISBN-13: 9780241467978  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Simone Weil (Author) Simone Weil (1909-43) was a French political activist, mystic, and a singular figure in French philosophy. She studied at the elite Ecole Normale Superieure, obtained her agregation (teaching diploma) in philosophy in 1931, worked at Renault from 1934 to 1935, enlisted in the International Brigades in 1936 and worked as a farm labourer in 1941. She left France in 1942 for New York and then London, where she worked for General de Gaulle's Free French movement. 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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