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 their false childhood impressions or for recklessly pursuing new ones . ... it may seem even from childhood onwards , that cannot be treated as a false impression deriving either from being taught , or through the senses .
If they succeed , they blunt the point and press all round , more on the false than the true . < Human beings are therefore so excellently fashioned that they have no exact principle of truth , and many excellent ones of falsehood .
... that it is false that numbers are finite , so therefore it is true that there is an infinite number , but we do not know what it is : it is false that it is even and false that it is odd , for by adding a unit it does not change its ...
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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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