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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We almost never think of the present , and if we do it is simply to shed some light on the future . The present is never our end . Past and present are our means , only the future is our end . And so we never actually live , though we ...
The will never takes the slightest step except with that aim . ... They are never so exactly the same that some tiny difference does not exist , leading us to expect that we will not be disappointed this time as we were on the last ...
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 ...
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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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