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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started as an exaggerated anti - Arianism supported by an elevated view of the human nature assumed by Christ and essentially denying the inherited guilt of original sin . In the ancient church , ' Pelagianism ' was a more or less ...
158 What are our natural principles if not those we are used to ? And for children , are they not those ... I am very much afraid that nature is itself only a first custom , just as custom is a second nature . 160 Human nature can be ...
So great is the force of custom that , of those whom nature has merely made men , we make all conditions of men . For in some places everyone is a mason , in others everyone a soldier , etc. Doubtless nature is not so uniform .
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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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