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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Everything is therefore caused and causal , aided and aiding , direct and indirect , and all are held together by a natural , impeccable link which ties the most distant and differing things together . I maintain that it is no more ...
For this reason almost all philosophers confuse the ideas of things , and speak spiritually of corporeal things and corporeally of spiritual ones . They boldly say that bodies are pulled downwards , that they tend towards their centre ...
Tell us the things we like and we will listen to you ( adapted , Exod . 20 : 19 ) , the Jews said to Moses , as if pleasure should regulate belief ! So it is to punish this disorder by an order true to himself that God sows his ...
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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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