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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My good friend , if you lived on this side , I should be a murderer and it would be wrong to kill you . But because you live on the other side I am courageous , and it is right . ' 85 Good sense . They are forced to say : ' You are not ...
So when we see , therefore , miracles and a doctrine above suspicion together on one side , there is no difficulty . But when we see miracles and a suspect doctrine on the same side , then we have to see which is the clearer .
No sign has ever occurred on the devil's side without a more powerful one on God's side . Not , at least , without it having been foretold that it would happen . SERIES XXXIII 454 * Montaigne is wrong : custom only has to be followed ...
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WRITINGS ON GRACE
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