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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This Je ne sais quoi , such an insignificant thing that it cannot be recognized , disturbs the whole earth , princes , armies , the entire world . If Cleopatra's nose had been shorter , the whole face of the earth would have changed .
To regulate the love we owe ourselves we have to think of a body full of thinking members , for we are members of the whole , and to see how all members ought to love themselves , etc. Republic . The Christian and even the Jewish ...
It is his whole dignity and his whole merit , and his whole duty is to think as he ought . But the order of thought is to begin with oneself and with one's author and one's end . But what does the world think about ? Never about that !
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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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