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.
A whole series of French authors , including Senault ( 1601-72 ) , Nicole ( 1625-95 ) , and La Rochefoucauld ( 1613–80 ) , as well as Pascal , was to exploit the theologically pejorative overtones acquired by the word amour - propre in ...
The probable date of De l'esprit géométrique ( The Mathematical Mind ) , a title in which ' géométrique ' refers not just to geometry but to mathematics as a whole , and which implies the distinction between the mathematical mind and ...
The following fragment , 39 , suggests what appears to be an alternative order and raises the principal issue of the whole text . Even if an unbeliever were convinced by proofs , it would do no good . Pascal urgently , but with more ...
On the whole he failed : Augustine's theory of grace as Pascal understood it left the individual human being just as helpless as did Calvin's . But it is the urgency with which he saw the problem , the terror with which the very ...
... the short treatise is largely devoted to the psychology of persuasion , and its dependence on the delight of the will as well as on the strength of the proof . On the basis of the psychology , Pascal elaborates a whole new rhetoric ...
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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