The Power of Words

The Power of Words - Penguin Great Ideas

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Synopsis

'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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780241472903
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 194
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 3686
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 82g
Height: 115mm
Width: 180mm
Spine width: 11mm