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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I shall pause at the single strength of the dogmatists ' argument , which is that , speaking in good faith and in all sincerity , we cannot doubt natural principles . The Pyrrhonists counter this with the simple declaration that from ...
That man without faith can know neither true good , nor justice . All men are in search of happiness . There is no exception to this , whatever different methods are employed . They all aim for this goal . So while some go to war and ...
I envy those of the faith whom I see living with such unconcern , and who put a gift to such poor use which I think I would use so differently . ' 683 No other has known that man is the most excellent of creatures .
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WRITINGS ON GRACE
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