Hailed by Albert Camus as ‘the only great spirit of our times’, Simone Weil was one of great essayists and activists of the twentieth century. Her writings on the nature of religious faith and spirituality have inspired many subsequent thinkers. Wrestling with the moral dilemmas entailed by commitment to the Catholic Church, Letter to a Priest is a brilliant meditation on the perennial battle between faith and doubt and resonates today as much as when it was first written. This edition also includes one of her most inspiring and celebrated essays, ‘Human Personality’, where Weil offers a moving and unorthodox account of the preciousness of human beings.
With a new foreword by Raimond Gaita.
1. Foreword to the Routledge Great Minds Edition 2. Letter to a Priest 3. Human Personality
ROUTLEDGE GREAT MINDS
Myth and Meaning Claude Levi-Strauss
Relativity Albert Einstein
The Sovereignty of Good Iris Murdoch
What I Believe Bertrand Russell
Leonardo da Vinci Sigmund Freud
The Undiscovered Self Carl Gustav Jung
Sketch for a Theory of the Emotions Jean-Paul Sartre
Tractatus-Logico-Philosophicus Ludwig Wittgenstein
Letter to a Priest Simone Weil
On Dialogue David Bohm
Routledge Classics is a stable of over two hundred ground-breaking books which inspire, enlighten and provoke in equal measure. Routledge Great Minds presents ten of the best shorter works from the Classics series where some of its leading authors provide, in brief and accessible form, pithy statements of their ideas and arguments. Ideal for those unfamiliar with their work as a whole, for the time-pressed, or for the merely curious, these books contain the ideas of a great thinker in a nutshell. They are also an excellent starting point for anyone coming to Routledge Classics for the first time. Each volume includes a new foreword by a leading authority in the field.