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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But universal people want no such badge and make scarcely any distinction between the expertise of a poet and an embroiderer . Universal people are not called poets or mathematicians , etc. But they are all these things and make ...
... which we talk about all the time ; if we have within ourselves principles of truth , and if those we believe in and which we call axioms or universal ideas , because they are common to all men , are consonant with universal truth ...
... not monstrous tranquillity in 165 nature 126 ; possibly in ignorance Iliad 168 130 ; begins at death 147 illness , cause of error 19 ; effects hateful , self is 118 heart , organ of spiritual knowledge illusion , universal 31 ...
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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
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