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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To regulate the love we owe ourselves we have to think of a body full of thinking members , for we are members of the whole , and to see how all members ought to love themselves , etc. Republic . The Christian and even the Jewish ...
existence , quite aware that it is not a body , yet not seeing that it is a member of a body . Eventually , when it comes to know itself , it is as if it had come home , and only loves itself from then on as part of the body .
He asks whether the soul can know anything , whether it knows itself , if it is substantial or accidental , body or spirit , what each of these things are , and if there is anything which does not belong to any of these orders , whether ...
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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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