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Author Weil, Simone, 1909-1943.

Title Oppression and liberty / Simone Weil ; translated by Arthur Wills and John Petrie
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (184 pages)
Series Routledge classics
Routledge classics.
Contents Prospects : are we headed for the proletarian revolution? -- Reflections concerning technocracy, national-socialism, the U.S.S.R. and certain other matters -- Reflections concerning the causes of liberty and social oppression -- Fragments, 1933-1938 -- Fragments, London 1943 -- Is there a Marxist doctrine?
Summary "The French thinker Simone Weil counts as one of the leading intellectual and spiritual figures of the twentieth century. She was a legendary essayist, political philosopher and member of the French resistance, whose 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. Analysing 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."--Jacket
Notes "English edition first published 1958 by Routledge & Kegan Paul."--Title page verso
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Subject Socialism.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Communism & Socialism.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203167635
Other Titles Oppression et liberté. English