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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Without Jesus Christ man is necessarily in a state of vice and wretchedness . With Jesus Christ man is free from vice and wretchedness . In him lies all our virtue and all our happiness . Separated from him there is only vice ...
God is removed without this mediator ; through Jesus Christ we know God . All those who claimed to know God and to prove him without Jesus Christ only had impotent proofs . But to prove Jesus Christ we have the prophecies which are ...
But Jesus Christ's miracles were not foretold by the Antichrist , but the Antichrist's miracles were foretold by Jesus Christ . And so if Jesus Christ were not the Messiah he would certainly have led us into error .
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