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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They allow that justice does not reside in customs but in natural laws common to all countries . They would certainly uphold this stubbornly if the haphazard nature of chance , which scattered human laws , had managed to find at least ...
It would therefore be a good thing if the laws and customs were obeyed because they were laws , that we knew that there were no true and just law to be introduced , that we know nothing about it , and that therefore we should follow ...
... thought to establish in France a major remedy against trial by the masses and supposed justice of the law : as if you could ... demonstrating that getting rid of all laws would diminish somewhat the number of differences which the ...
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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
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