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 is an illusion of your senses , strengthened by habit , that science must correct . ... your common sense , which understood the notion of a vacuum perfectly well before receiving this false idea , has been corrupted and must be ...
5 If therefore we ask why men are saved or damned , in one sense we can say that it is because God wishes it , and in another that it is because human beings wish it . 6 But the question is knowing which of the two wills , that is the ...
20 Self - interest : the word Pascal uses is amour - propre , here carrying its ordinary sense of self - esteem or self - interest . He will elsewhere use it as Jansen used Augustine's amor sui , as a state of nonjustification ...
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WRITINGS ON GRACE
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