The Power of Words

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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.

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‘There are certain words which possess, in themselves, when properly used, a virtue which illumines and lifts up towards the good’

The philosopher and activist Simone Weil was one of the most courageous thinkers of the twentieth century. Here she writes, with honesty and moral clarity, about the manipulation of language by the powerful, the obligations of individuals to one another and the needs – for order, equality, liberty and truth – that make us human.

One of twenty new books in the bestselling Penguin Great Ideas series. This new selection showcases a diverse list of thinkers who have helped shape our world today, from anarchists to stoics, feminists to prophets, satirists to Zen Buddhists.

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Weight 0.08 kg
Dimensions 18.1 × 11.1 × 0.7 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

128

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

194 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K