Una serie di intuizioni geniali fanno dei Pensieri una successione di folgoranti verità rapprese in celebri formule: l’uomo come creatura smarrita tra due infiniti, l’opposizione tra mente e cuore, la ripresa eloquente dell’antico contrasto tra miseria e grandezza. Opera in cui si confrontano e si scontrano le esigenze estreme della scienza e della religione, i Pensieri sono nello stesso tempo un grande capolavoro letterario, che getta sulla scena un nuovo eroe: l’uomo, come ha scritto Macchia, «inquieto, torturato dall’incostanza e dalla noia e dal voler essere felice, nonostante le sue miserie».
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http://www.gutenberg.org/files/18269/... Perhaps half of this was basically wasted on me. As an atheist, books providing proofs for the existence of God are perhaps 40 years or so too late. The problem here isn’t so much that he is trying to prove the existence of an entity that he himself admits par Leggi tutto
Pascal has caused atheists to doubt their atheism more often than Nietzsche has theists their theism - why? Because those that let their hearts guide their thoughts are never in doubt, but those who unwisely look to results to guide them, as macho ubermensches perforce exclusively must, are always f Leggi tutto
Introduction, by Anthony LeviNote on the TextSelect BibliographyA Chronology of Blaise Pascal --Pensées --Discussion with Monsieur de Sacy --The Art of Persuasion Writings on Grace: --Letter on the Possibility of the Commandments --Treatise concerning Predestination Explanatory NotesThematic Index
Religious Thoughts of a Mathematician 29 August 2016 - Paris, France When I was learning French I was rather thrown by the way their numbers work after about 60, as is demonstrated by this picture, which shows how English, German, and French construct the number 98: My first thought was 'this is abso Leggi tutto
Men are so necessarily mad that it would be another twist of madness not to be mad.And what completes our inability to understand things is that they are not so simple in themselves, and we are made up of two different kinds of opposing natures, body and soul...For this reason almost all philosop
This bushy and dense work is the last book of Jansenist Blaise Pascal, singing the praises of the Christian religion in the face of non-believers and sceptics in a whole lot of reflections. For my part, this reading was compulsory in the academic baccalaureate program, since I only put two stars, it Leggi tutto
Pascal's Pensées were never intended to be read, much like Marcus Aurelius' Meditations . As such, they honestly reveal the private thoughts of great philosophers on the human condition, and lo, they speak of how miserable people are. Both were lonely men made so by their great intellect and great ch Leggi tutto
"We never keep to the present. We recall the past; we anticipate the future as if we found it too slow in coming and were trying to hurry it up, or we recall the past as if to stay its too rapid flight. We are so unwise that we wander about in times that do not belong to us, and do not think of the
Pascal seems to have been born for greatness. At a young age he displayed an intense talent for mathematics, apparently deducing a few propositions of Euclid by himself; and he matured into one of the great mathematical minds of Europe, making fundamental contributions to the science of probability. Leggi tutto
Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists. Pascal maintains a certain antipathy to Montaigne througho Leggi tutto
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