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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530 Justice is what is established . And so all our established laws will necessarily be held to be just without examination , since they are established . 531 Feeling . Memory , joy are feelings . And 126 Pensées.
45 : 15 ) ] ; and if , finally , it strives equally to establish these two facts : that God has established visible signs in the Church by which those who seek him sincerely should know him ; and that he has nevertheless hidden them in ...
[ Beginning of the Treatise : Detailed draft ] i It is an established fact that amongst men many are damned and many saved . It is also established that those who are saved wanted to be , and God wanted it too , for if God had not ...
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WRITINGS ON GRACE
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