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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Universal people are not called poets or mathematicians , etc. But they are all these things and make judgements about them all . No one could guess what they are . They will discuss whatever was being discussed before they came in .
There are places where Paris must be called Paris , and others where it must be called capital of the realm . The more intelligent we are , the more readily we recognize individual personality in others . The crowd finds no difference ...
That God's elect make up a universality , sometimes called world , because they are spread throughout the world , sometimes all , because they form a totality , sometimes many , because there are many of them , sometimes few , because ...
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WRITINGS ON GRACE
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