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.
She taught French , published papers given in France at historical symposia , wrote on French art history and literature , and published a series of encyclopedia articles on historic French towns . For over 100 years Oxford World's ...
If that were the case , then the order in which the fragments of any given liasse appear is the reverse of the order of composition . The real fascination of the text as Pascal left it , however , lies not in the impossible intellectual ...
... is given in the explanatory notes , but for readers unfamiliar with the political and theological history of seventeenth - century France , and with its secular and ecclesiastical power relationships , some introduction may well be ...
If it was given , it was more probably in May than in October . We cannot be absolutely certain even that the conference took place at all . It is just possible that it was a literary fiction . Jean Filleau de la Chaise ( c.1630-93 ) ...
According to Pascal's nephew , Étienne Périer , dependent on Filleau de la Chaise and closely following him , the conference lasted two or three hours , but was given without premeditation or preparation .
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DISCUSSION WITH MONSIEUR DE SACY
THE ART OF PERSUASION
WRITINGS ON GRACE