Pensées and Other Writings
Oxford University Press, 23 апр. 2020 г. - Всего страниц: 320
For much of his life Pascal (1623-62) worked on a magnum opus which was never published in its intended form. Instead, he left a mass of fragments, some of them meant as notes for the Apologie. These were to become known as the Pensées, and they occupy a crucial place in Western philosophy and religious writing. Pascal's general intention was to confound scepticism about metaphysical questions. Some of the Pensées are fully developed literary reflections on the human condition,, some contradict others, and some remain jottings whose meaning will never be clear. The most important are among the most powerful aphorisms about human experience and behaviour ever written in any language. This translation is the only one based on the Pensées as Pascal left them. It includes the principal dossiers classified by Pascal, as well as the essential portion of the important Writings on Grace. A detailed thematic index gives access to Pascal's areas of concern, while the selection of texts and the introduction help to show why Pascal changed the plan of his projected work before abandoning the book he might have written. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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They were miscellaneous private jottings concerning God , religion , and many sorts of human behaviour , analysed in support of Pascal's religious views .
... by his theological views , and what must have been the progressively deepening analysis of human motivation and behaviour which supports them .
... insights into the human condition he brings to their resolution . ... of the two alternative but eternally unalterable fates each rational human soul is ...
Condren had insisted on the ' nothingness ' of human nature , and the need for it not to be healed but replaced by the life of grace , and Saint - Cyran had ...
The most interesting of the fragments as we have them are certainly those analysing the human situation in the world , the certainty of death ...
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Wow- I read the edited version, which the Levis got down to about 180, plus a few other essays which were reasonably helpful. Having done this, I'm pretty happy saying that someone should really do a ... Читать весь отзыв
DISCUSSION WITH MONSIEUR DE SACY
THE ART OF PERSUASION
WRITINGS ON GRACE