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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The report , presented on 1 and 2 December , led tortuously and in spite of protests and efforts at conciliation to the formal and successful attempt to strip Arnauld of his doctorate in votes on what was called the matter of fact ...
So when we want to prove a general fact , we must give the particular rule for a case . But if we want to prove a particular case , we have to begin with the particular rule . For we always find the thing we want to prove obscure ...
because in fact they had them , though mixed up with numerous other useless or false ones from which they could not distinguish them , like people who , searching for a valuable diamond amongst a great number of fakes and who could not ...
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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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