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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swept on to the infinite . Who can follow these astonishing processes ? The author of these wonders understands them . No one else can do so . For lack of having contemplated these infinities we have presumptuously delved into nature as ...
A unit added to infinity does not increase it at all , any more than a foot added to an infinite length . The finite dissolves in the presence of the infinite and becomes pure nothingness . So it is with our mind before God , with our ...
Do you believe that it is impossible that God should be infinite and indivisible ? ' Yes . ' I want to show you , then ( an image of God in his boundlessness ) , an infinite and indivisible thing : it is a point moving everywhere at ...
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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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