Pensées and Other Writings (Oxford World's Classics)

Pensées and Other Writings (Oxford World's Classics)

Blaise Pascal


for far of his existence, Pascal (1623-62) labored on a magnum opus which used to be by no means released within the shape the thinker meant. as a substitute, Pascal left a mass of fragments, a few of them intended as notes for the Apologie. those grew to become often called the Pensées, they usually occupy a very important position in Western philosophy and spiritual writing.

Pascal's common goal was once to confound scepticism approximately metaphysical questions. a few of the Pensées are absolutely constructed literary reflections at the human , a few contradict others, and a few stay jottings whose which means isn't transparent. crucial are one of the strongest aphorisms approximately human adventure and behaviour ever written in any language.

This translation is the single one according to the Pensées as Pascal left them. It comprises the critical dossiers labeled by way of Pascal, in addition to the fundamental element of the real Writings on Grace. an in depth thematic index provides entry to Pascal's parts of shock, whereas the choice of texts and the advent support to teach why Pascal replaced the plan of his projected paintings prior to forsaking the booklet he may have written.

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