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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This proud , powerful enemy of reason , which enjoys believing that it controls and dominates it to show how much it can achieve in every realm , has established a second nature in man . Imagination has those it makes happy and unhappy ...
For the knowledge of first principles such as space , time , movement , numbers is as certain as any that our reasoning can give us , and it is on this knowledge by means of the heart and instinct that reason has to rely , and must base ...
SUBMISSION AND USE OF REASON IN WHICH TRUE CHRISTIANITY CONSISTS 199 How I hate those stupidities : of not believing in the Eucharist , etc. If the Gospel is true , if Jesus Christ is God , where does the difficulty lie ?
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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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