Pensées and Other Writings
Oxford University Press, 23 апр. 2020 г. - Всего страниц: 320
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 Pensées, 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 Pensées 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 behaviour ever written in any language. This translation is the only one based on the Pensées 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. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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According to Pascal's nephew , Étienne Périer , dependent on Filleau de la Chaise and closely following him , the conference lasted two or three hours , but was given without premeditation or preparation .
... or was at least seriously considering , a theory of grace according to which religious belief was of no avail in the furtherance of salvation , dependent not only on belief , but also on the gift of the virtue of faith inspired by ...
... that the submission brought about by true conversion , the throwing - off of the power of the reflex reactions of ' the machine ' implied by persuasion , might resolve the problem , although , according to his own theory of grace ...
Like Montaigne , Pascal could not easily reconcile the human failure to live according to rational norms with the certainty that human dignity lay primarily in human intelligence . Pascal , like Montaigne , believed that the intellect ...
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DISCUSSION WITH MONSIEUR DE SACY
THE ART OF PERSUASION
WRITINGS ON GRACE