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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The theory of grace outlined in the Writings on Grace , if accepted , totally subverts the usefulness of the apologetic which Périer thought Pascal intended to write , and offers at least a possible reason for its eventual abandonment ...
It is not certain that it exists , but who will dare to say that it is certainly possible that it does not ? Now when we work for tomorrow , and the uncertain , we are , acting reasonably . For we ought to work for the uncertain ...
6 You see how different these two meanings are ; with one we clearly understand that the justified have the right to persevere in justice ; with the other we clearly understand that the commandments are possible to charity , as it is in ...
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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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