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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He had begun to live very simply , without horses or much furniture . However , the daughter of the couple who looked after him caught smallpox , and Gilberte , frightened of carrying the infection to her own children , had Pascal ...
B. Human beings are so unhappy that they would be bored even if they had no reason for boredom , simply because of their nature . They are so vain that with thousands of legitimate reasons for boredom the slightest thing like tapping a ...
of their truth ( and not simply of their authority , without truth ) . So they obey them , but are likely to revolt as soon as they are shown to be worthless , which can be shown of all laws and customs when looked at from a certain ...
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