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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But a certain kind of evil is as difficult to find as what is called good , and often this particular evil is ... For , as we always think the difficulty lies in what we want to prove , we find clearer and more helpful examples to ...
572 The easiest conditions to live in from the world's point of view are the most difficult from God's . On the other hand , nothing is so difficult from the world's point of view as the religious life , and nothing is easier than ...
69 ; which adverts us to do what is easy and to ask for what is difficult . For everything is easy with charity . And elsewhere : De perfect . just . , 6.10 — Who is unaware that what is done through love is not difficult ?
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WRITINGS ON GRACE
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