Pensées and Other Writings
Oxford University Press, 1995 - Всего страниц: 267
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 Pensees, 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 Pensees 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 behavior ever written in any language. This translation is the only one based on the Pensees 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.
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Section 34 of the Discussion is very nearly a complete sketch for an apologetic based on the Christian revelation as an explanation of simultaneous human greatness and wretchedness . The Art of Persuasion has to do with the nature of ...
According to carnal Christians , Jesus Christ came to dispense us from loving God , and to give us sacraments which are fully efficacious without our intervention . Neither is either the Christian or the Jewish religion .
The Christian religion consists of two points . It is equally important for men to ... Wise men who have said that there was only one God have been persecuted , the Jews hated , Christians even more so . They saw by the light of nature ...
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WRITINGS ON GRACE
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