Pensees and Other Writings

Paperback | June 8, 2008

byBlaise PascalTranslated byHonor LeviEditorAnthony Levi

not yet rated|write a review
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 andreligious 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 mostpowerful 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 selection of textsand the introduction help to show why Pascal changed the plan of his projected work before abandoning the book he might have written.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$10.86 online
$11.95 list price (save 9%)
In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

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 andreligious writing. Pascal's general intent...

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.

other books by Blaise Pascal

Pensees
Pensees

Paperback|Dec 1 1995

$14.39 online$17.50list price(save 17%)
Great Ideas Human Happiness
Great Ideas Human Happiness

Mass Market Paperback|Sep 23 2008

$9.99

see all books by Blaise Pascal
Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 1.34 inPublished:June 8, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199540365

ISBN - 13:9780199540365

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Pensees and Other Writings

Reviews