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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I should be much more frightened of being wrong and finding out that the Christian religion was true than of not being wrong in believing it to be true . 7 The two Testaments look to Jesus Christ , the Old as its expectation and the New ...
89 We are so unhappy that we can only take pleasure in something on condition that we should be allowed to become angry if it goes wrong . Thousands of things can , and do , hourly . Whoever finds out the secret of deriving pleasure ...
asks in much stronger terms : ' Why do we not get angry if we are told we have a headache , and we do get angry if we are told that we argue badly , or make the wrong choice ? ' The reason for that is that we are quite certain that we ...
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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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