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.
They were miscellaneous private jottings concerning God , religion , and many sorts of human behaviour , analysed in support of Pascal's religious views . After Pascal's death , they were selected , arranged , edited , modified in the ...
Blaise Pascal Anthony Levi. genres for a longer work , as well as different orders in which material could be treated , but he stopped short before undertaking the process of selecting what material might be used , and which genre ...
We know too little about the dates at which many of the various fragments were written to get beyond an educated guess at the way in which Pascal's mind moved . There are indications from the biography , but they are uncertain .
They are largely concerned with the orders in which Pascal at different moments considered disposing his material . To achieve an understanding of Pascal's text it is likely to be much quicker to use the thematic index , which is ...
when , in 1646 , the two brothers Deschamps came to look after Pascal's father in his Rouen house during convalescence from a broken thigh . They were members of a charitable group drawn mostly from the minor gentry whose leader had ...
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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