Pens es and Other Writings

  • Auteur: Blaise Pascal
  • ISBN: 9780192836557
  • Date de sortie: 1999
  • Collection: Oxford University Press, USA
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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,, somecontradict 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 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 selectionof texts and the introduction help to show why Pascal changed the plan of his projected work before abandoning the book he might have written.


  • Auteur: Blaise Pascal
  • ISBN: 9780486432557
  • Date de sortie: 2003
  • Collection: Courier Corporation
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"Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true," declared Pascal in his Penseés. "The cure for this," he explained, "is first to show that religion is not contrary to reason, but worthy of reverence and respect. Next make it attractive, make good men wish it were true, and then show that it is." Motivated by the 17th-century view of the supremacy of human reason, Pascal (1623–1662) intended to write an ambitious apologia for Christianity, in which he argued the inability of reason to address metaphysical problems. While Pascal's untimely death prevented his completion of the work, these fragments published posthumously in 1670 as Penseés remain a vital part of religious and philosophical literature. Introduction by T. S. Eliot.

Pens es

  • Auteur: Blaise Pascal
  • ISBN: 0486117359
  • Date de sortie: 2013-01-15
  • Collection: Courier Corporation
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Pascal's ambitious apologia for Christianity was curtailed by his untimely death. Fragments published posthumously in 1670 as Pensées remain a vital part of religious and philosophical literature.

Pascal Pens es

  • Auteur: John Cruickshank
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  • Date de sortie: 1998
  • Collection: Foyles
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Christianity for Modern Pagans

  • Auteur: Peter Kreeft
  • ISBN: 9780898704525
  • Date de sortie: 1993
  • Collection: Ignatius Press
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Peter Kreeft believes that Baise Pascal is the first post-medieval apologist. No writer in history, claims Kreeft, is a more effective Christian apologist and evangelist to today's uprooted, confused, secularized pagans (inside and outside the Church) than Pascal. He was a brilliant man--a great scientist who did major work in physics and mathematics, as well as an inventor--whom Kreeft thinks was three centuries ahead of his time. His apologetics found in his Pensees are ideal for the modern, sophisticated skeptic.

Pens es of Joubert

  • Auteur: Joseph Joubert
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  • Date de sortie: 1896
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Pascal s Pens es

  • Auteur: Blaise Pascal
  • ISBN: 3847211072
  • Date de sortie: 2012-02-07
  • Collection: tredition
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