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Author: Blaise Pascal; A J Krailsheimer
Publisher: London : Folio Society, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Rev. ed.]
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Penseés (Thoughts) is a collection of Pascal's notes and ideas for a book in defense of faith in a rational world. These fragments give evidence of a profoundly original thinker who has resolved his conflict between a scientific mind demanding proof and a spiritual position maintained by faith.
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Genre/Form: Apologetic writings
Early works
Apologetic works Early works to 1800
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Blaise Pascal; A J Krailsheimer
OCLC Number: 772959995
Notes: "This translation was first published by Penguin Books in 1966. The text of this edition is based on the 1995 revised Penguin edition, with minor emendations"--Title page verso.
Translated from the French.
In slip case.
Description: xlvii, 368 pages, [17] pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Translator's introduction --
Concordance between the present edition and that of P. Sellier --
Select Bibliography --
Section One: Papers classified by Pascal (Pascal's titles) --
Order --
Vanity --
Wretchedness --
Boredom --
Causes and effects --
Greatness --
Contradictions --
Diversion --
Philosophers --
The Sovereign good --
APR --
Beginning --
Submission and use of reason --
Excellence of the means of proving God --
Transition from knowledge of man to knowledge of God --
Nature is corrupt --
Falseness of other religions --
Make religion attractive --
Foundations --
Figurative law --
Rabbinism --
Perpetuity --
Proofs of Moses --
Proof of Jesus Christ --
Prophecies --
Particular figures --
Christian morality --
Conclusion. Section two: Papers not classified by Pascal (Translator's titles) --
Various --
The wager --
Against indifference --
Eternal judgement. Christ --
Two essential truths of Christianity --
Advantages of Jewish people --
Sincerity of Jewish people --
True Jews and true Christians have same religion --
Particularity of Jewish people --
Perpetuity of Jewish people --
Proofs of religion --
Prophecies --
Particular prophecies --
Daniel --
Isaiah and Jeremiah:Latin texts --
Prophecies --
Prophecies --
Prophecies:the Jews and Christ --
Figurative meanings --
Belief. Classical quotations --
Two types of mind --
Mathematical and intuitive mind --
Various --
Various --
Human Nature. Style. Jesuits, etc. --
Sources of error --
Diversion. Draft prefaces --
Superiority of Christianity. Human Behaviour --
Relativity of human values. The Bible and its truth --
Habit and conversion --
Figurative language in Bible. Human relations --
Section three:Miracles --
Opinion of Saint-Cyran --
Rules for miracles --
Miracles for Port Royal against Jesuits. Section four:Fragments not found in the first copy. --
The memorial --
Fragments in the Recueil Original The Mystery of Jesus --
Fragments from other sources Self-love --
Sayings attributed to Pascal --
Additional Pensees --
Index.
Other Titles: Pensées.
Responsibility: Blaise Pascal ; translated with an introduction by A.J. Krailsheimer ; introduced by T.S. Eliot.

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Penseés (Thoughts) is a collection of Pascal's notes and ideas for a book in defense of faith in a rational world. These fragments give evidence of a profoundly original thinker who has resolved his conflict between a scientific mind demanding proof and a spiritual position maintained by faith.

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