Need for Roots: Prelude to a Declaration of Obligations towards the Human Being

Weil, Simone


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A new translation of Simone Weil’s best-known work- a political, philosophical and spiritual treatise

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 the Second World War for the Free French Army, Weil’s book is an indispensable and perpetually intriguing text for readers and students of philosophy everywhere.

Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publication date: 26/10/2023

ISBN: 9780241467978 Categories: ,