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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... to which of the two alternative but eternally unalterable fates each rational human soul is destined after death ? ... without Christian belief and practice the individual's fate was certainly eternal damnation , but , if salvation ...
If no sign had ever appeared of God , that eternal deprivation would be ambiguous and could equally be attributed to the absence of any divinity , or to the unworthiness of man to apprehend it . But the fact that he appears sometimes ...
... had persevered , he would have merited glory , that is to say to have been eternally confirmed in grace with no ... he could have persevered or not , according to his pleasure , and have merited or not eternal glory , like Adam .
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WRITINGS ON GRACE
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