Pensees

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Penguin Books Limited, 1995 - Literary Collections - 333 pages
Introduction Concordance between the present edition and that of P. Sellier Select Bibliography Section One: Papers Classified by Pascal (Pascal's Titles) I. Order II. Vanity III. Wretchedness IV. Boredom V. Causes and effects VI. Greatness VII. Contradictions VIII. Diversion IX. Philosophers X. The Sovereign Good XI. APR XII. Beginning XIII. Submission and use of reason XIV. Excellence of this means of proving God XV. Transition from knowledge of man to knowledge of God XVb. Nature is corrupt XVI. Falseness of other religions XVII. Make religion attractive XVIII. Foundations XIX. Figurative law XX. Rabbinism Section Two: Papers Not Classified by Pascal (Translator's Titles) I. Various II. The Wager III. Against indifference IV. Eternal judgment. Christ. V. Two essential truths of Christianity VI. Advantages of Jewish people VII. Sincerity of Jewish people VIII. True Jews and true Christians have same religion IX. Particularity of Jewish people X. Perpetuity of Jewish people XI. Proofs of religion XII. Prophecies XIII. Particular prophecies XIV. Daniel XV. Isaiah and Jeremiah: Latin texts XVI. Prophecies XVII. Prophecies XVIII. Prophecies: the Jews and Christ XIX. Figurative meanings XX. Belief. Classical quotations XXI. Two types of mind XXII. Mathematical and intuitive mind XXIII. Various XXIV. Various XXV. Human nature. Style. Jesuits etc. XXVI. Sources of error XXVII. Diversion. Draft Prefaces XXVIII. Superiority of Christianity. Human behaviour XXIX. Relativity of human values. The Bible and its truth XXX. Habit and conversion XXXI. Figurative language in Bible. Human relations Section Three: Miracles XXXII. Opinion of Saint-Cyran XXXIII. Rules for miracles XXIV. Miracles for Port Royal against Jesuits Section Four: Fragments Not Found in the First Copy A. The Memorial B. Fragments in the Recueil Original The Mystery of Jesus C. Fragments from other sources Self-love Saying Attributed to Pascal Additional Pensées.

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About the author (1995)

Blaise Pascal was born in Clermont in 1623, the son of a government official. During his short life he left his mark on mathematics, physics, religious controversy and literature. A convert to Jansenism, he engaged with gusto in a controversy with the Jesuits, which gave rise to his Lettres Provinciales on which, with the Pensées, his literary fame chiefly rests. A remarkable stylist, he is regarded by many as the greatest of French prose artists. He died, after a long illness, in 1662.
Dr. A.J. Krailsheimer was born in 1921 and was Tutor in French at Christ Church, Oxford, from 1957 until his retirement in 1988. His publications are Studies in Self-Interest (1963), Rabelais and the Franciscans (1965), Three Conteurs of the Sixteenth Century (1966), Rabelais (1967), A. J. de Rancé, Abbot of La Trappe (1974), Pascal (1980), Conversion (1980), Letters of A. J. de Rancé (1984), Rancé and the Trappist Legacy (1985) and Correspondance de Rancé (1993). He has also translated Flaubert's Bouvard and Pécuchet and Salammbo and Pascal's The Provincial Letters for the Penguin Classics.
Dr. A.J. Krailsheimer was born in 1921 and was Tutor in French at Christ Church, Oxford, from 1957 until his retirement in 1988. His publications are Studies in Self-Interest (1963), Rabelais and the Franciscans (1965), Three Conteurs of the Sixteenth Century (1966), Rabelais (1967), A. J. de Rancé, Abbot of La Trappe (1974), Pascal (1980), Conversion (1980), Letters of A. J. de Rancé (1984), Rancé and the Trappist Legacy (1985) and Correspondance de Rancé (1993). He has also translated Flaubert's Bouvard and Pécuchet and Salammbo and Pascal's The Provincial Letters for the Penguin Classics.

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