The Need for Roots : Prelude to a Declaration of Obligations towards the Human Being-9780241467978

The Need for Roots : Prelude to a Declaration of Obligations towards the Human Being by Weil, Simone

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Author: Weil, Simone

Europe

Published on 26 October 2023 by Penguin Books Ltd (Penguin Classics) in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 288 pages
128 x 198 x 19 | 214g

A new translation of Simone Weil's best-known work: a political, philosophical and spiritual treatise on what human life could beWhat do humans require to be truly nourished? Simone Weil, one of the foremost philosophers of the last century, envisaged us all as being bound by unconditional, eternal obligations towards every other human being. In The Need for Roots, her most famous work, she argued that our greatest need was to be rooted: in a community, a place, a shared past and collective future hopes. Written for the Free French movement while she was exiled in London during the Second World War, Weil's visionary combination of philosophy, politics and mysticism is her answer to the question of what life without occupation - and oppression - might be.

'The patron saint of all outsiders' Andre Gide'The only great spirit of our time' Albert Camus Translated by Ros Schwartz, with an introduction by Kate Kirkpatrick.