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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89 We are so unhappy that we can only take pleasure in something on condition that we should be allowed to become ... We allow different claims for different sorts of merit , recognizing charm's claim to love , force for its claim to ...
Do not allow any slightly obscure or ambiguous terms without definition . 3. Do not use any but perfectly well - known or already explained words in a definition . Rules for axioms 1. Do not allow any of the necessary principles without ...
themselves , nor to allow advance questioning about axioms which cannot be refuted where they are necessary , nor , finally , to prove propositions which one would accept without proof . 16 But the five other rules are absolutely ...
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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
WRITINGS ON GRACE
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