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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If it had been possible , force would have been entrusted to justice , but because force cannot be manhandled as we wish , being a palpable quality , whereas justice is a intangible one which we can manipulate as we like and so has been ...
135 Justice , might . It is just to follow justice . It is necessary to follow the strongest . Justice without strength is powerless . Strength without justice is tyranical . Justice without strength is a contradiction because there are ...
So it is with our mind before God , with our justice before divine justice . There is not so great a disproportion between our justice and God's justice as there is between unity and infinity . God's justice must be as vast as his mercy ...
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WRITINGS ON GRACE
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