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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Nicole's theory of general grace avoided Pascal's impasse , and after Pascal's death only Arnauld was left to defend the position into which he had defiantly dug himself in the second letter of 1655. The modern solution to the problem ...
1626 Death of Pascal's mother . 1631 Move of Pascal family to Paris . Blaise , after sickly infancy , is educated at home , and early introduced to scientific and literary circles . After the death of their mother , the children are ...
Without it we should be bored , and boredom would force us to search for a firmer way out , but distraction entertains us and leads us imperceptibly to death . * 34 Agitation . When a soldier or a labourer etc. complains about his hard ...
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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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