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Pensées and other writings / Blaise Pascal ; translated by Honor Levi ; with an introduction and notes by Anthony Levi.

Pascal, Blaise, 1623-1662 (Author). Levi, Honor. (Added Author). Levi, Anthony. (Added Author). Pascal, Blaise, 1623-1662 Selections. English. 1995. (Oxford University Press) (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 0192829904 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xlv, 267 pages ; 19cm.
  • Publisher: Oxford ; Oxford University Press, 1995.

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General Note: A gift from the William H. Willennar Foundatin in memory of Aileen Willennar and Alice Willennar Close, 1999.
Chiefly a translation of: Pensées.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (page [xlii]-xliii) and index.
Subject: Catholic Church > Apologetic works.
Apologetics.
Gifts, Spiritual.
Predestination.
Catholic Church.
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  • Blackwell North Amer
    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.
  • Oxford University Press
    For much of his life, Pascal (1623-62) worked on a magnum opus which was never published in the form the philosopher intended. Instead, Pascal left a mass of fragments, some of them meant as notes for the Apologie. These became known as the Pens�es, and they occupy a crucial place in Western philosophy and religious writing. This translation is the only one based on the Pens�es as Pascal left them. It includes the principal dossiers classified by Pascal, as well as the essential portion of his important Writings on Grace.

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