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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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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 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 behavior 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.

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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 Penses, and they occupy a crucial place in Western philosophy and religious writing. This translation is the only one based on the Penses as Pascal left them. It includes the principal dossiers classified by Pascal, as well as the essential portion of his important Writings on Grace.

About the Author

Honor Levi is a teacher at St Leonard's School, St Andrew's, Fife. Anthony Levi is a retired Professor of French at St Andrews.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199540365
Author:
Pascal, Blaise
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Translator:
Levi, Honor
Editor:
Levi, Anthony
Author:
Levi, Honor
Author:
Levi, Anthony
Subject:
Christian Theology - Catholic
Subject:
Free Will & Determinism
Subject:
Christianity - Catholic
Subject:
Apologetics
Subject:
Catholic church
Subject:
History & Surveys - 17th/18th Century
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Theology
Subject:
Grace (theology)
Subject:
Philosophy | History | 17th C
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Philosophy-Surveys
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
5.000 x 7.600 in 0.500 lb

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"Synopsis" by , 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 Penses, and they occupy a crucial place in Western philosophy and religious writing. This translation is the only one based on the Penses 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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