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 numbers of the fragments are those given by Philippe Sellier to the fragments in his 1976 edition of C2 . Passages crossed out by Pascal , then copied and crossed out by the copyist , are given between angled brackets .
Never say , he says , “ I've lost it ” ; say instead : " I've given it back . " " My son is dead , I've given him back . My wife is dead . I've given her back . ” The same with possessions and all the rest . “ But I'm being deprived by ...
16 And all those to whom this grace is not given , or not given until the end , stay so excited and delighted by their concupiscence that they invariably prefer to sin than not to sin , for the simple reason that they find more ...
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WRITINGS ON GRACE
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