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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As a result , we are surprised and astonished when we feel sure about something because we see it from our own point of view , that another should feel just the opposite , and even more so when a thousand other people make fun of our ...
Now this natural feeling is not a convincing proof of their truth , since , having no certainty , apart from faith , about whether we were ... We feel the passage of time , we measure it ; in short we behave just as we do when awake .
Such principles can scarcely be seen , they are felt rather than seen ; enormous care has to be taken to make them felt by people who cannot feel them themselves . These things are so delicate and numerous that it requires a very ...
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WRITINGS ON GRACE
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