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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Evil is easy , it appears in countless ways : good is almost unique . But a certain kind of evil is as difficult to find as what is called good , and often this particular evil is passed off as good in this way .
It is no doubt an evil to be full of shortcomings ; but it is an even greater evil to be full of them and unwilling to recognize them , since this entails the further evil of deliberate selfdelusion . We do not want others to deceive us ...
10 Free will has remained susceptible to both good and evil ; but with this difference that , whereas with Adam there was no predilection towards evil , and he only had to know what was good to be able to follow it , now he shows ...
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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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