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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We have many other principles of error . Long - held impressions are not the only ones capable of misleading us ; the attraction of novelty has the same power . All human arguments derive from these , with people blaming each other ...
431 There is a great difference between tempting and leading into error . God tempts but does not lead into error . To tempt is to instigate opportunities in which , under no compulsion , if we do not love God , we do a certain thing .
40 ' Molinist , if your error pains it , your submission consoles it ; but , Calvinist , your error combined with your rebellion makes it cry out to God : I fed the children and they have scorned me . It knows , Molinist , that for you ...
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WRITINGS ON GRACE
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