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Pensees (Dover Philosophical Classics)

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"Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true," declared Pascal in his Penseand#233;s. "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 (1623and#8211;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 Penseand#233;s remain a vital part of religious and philosophical literature. Introduction by T. S. Eliot.

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<:st> French scientist and philosopher Pascal's writings on religion were discovered after his death in 1662 and arranged into this text, the es/> (or "Thoughts"). The writings are a defense of his Jansenist Christianity and an attack on the ability of reason to answer the most fundamental problems of metaphysics. An introduction by poet T.S. Eliot offers a brief intellectual biography of Pascal and commends his defense of religious belief. This is a paperbound reproduction of the original 1958 Trotter translation. Other editions of this work are cited in
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Intended to prove that religion is not contrary to reason, Pensées ranks among the liveliest and most eloquent defenses of Christianity. Pascal had intended to write an ambitious apologia for Christianity but his untimely death prevented the work's completion. The fragments remain a vital part of religious and philosophical literature. Introduction by T. S. Eliot.

Synopsis:

Intended to prove that religion is not contrary to reason, Pens&eacute;es ranks among the liveliest and most eloquent defenses of Christianity. Pascal had intended to write an ambitious apologia for Christianity but his untimely death prevented the work's completion. The fragments remain a vital part of religious and philosophical literature. Introduction by T. S. Eliot.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486432557
Translator:
Trotter, W. F.
Introduction:
Eliot, T. S.
Translator:
Trotter, W. F.
Introduction by:
Eliot, T. S.
Introduction:
Eliot, T. S.
Author:
Pascal, Blaise
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Catholic church
Subject:
Apologetics
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - Catholic
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Christian Theology - Catholic
Subject:
Catholic Church--Doctrines
Subject:
Christianity - Catholicism
Subject:
Religion Western-Theology
Subject:
Religious
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Philosophical Classics
Series Volume:
F/28
Publication Date:
20031131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
1400x1600

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Intended to prove that religion is not contrary to reason, Pensées ranks among the liveliest and most eloquent defenses of Christianity. Pascal had intended to write an ambitious apologia for Christianity but his untimely death prevented the work's completion. The fragments remain a vital part of religious and philosophical literature. Introduction by T. S. Eliot.

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Intended to prove that religion is not contrary to reason, Pens&eacute;es ranks among the liveliest and most eloquent defenses of Christianity. Pascal had intended to write an ambitious apologia for Christianity but his untimely death prevented the work's completion. The fragments remain a vital part of religious and philosophical literature. Introduction by T. S. Eliot.

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