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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believed to be the metaphysical and religious situation of everyone that give power to his thought and edge to the ... There are simple passing thoughts , like Fragments 71-7 , possibly jotted down for later development in a way Pascal ...
It is not in space that I must look for my dignity , but in the organization of my thoughts . I shall have no advantage in owning ... Through space the universe grasps and engulfs me like a pinpoint ; through thought I can grasp it .
626 Thought . All mankind's dignity consists in thought . But what is this thought ? How foolish it is ! Thought , therefore , is an admirable and incomparable thing by its very nature . It must have had strange faults to have become ...
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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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