Pensees and Other Writings - Pensees, Table of Liasse Titles, Order, Vanity, Wretchedness, Boredom, Causes and Effects, Greatness, Contradictions, Diversion, Philosophers, The Sovereign Good Summary & Analysis

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Pensees, Table of Liasse Titles, Order, Vanity, Wretchedness, Boredom, Causes and Effects, Greatness, Contradictions, Diversion, Philosophers, The Sovereign Good Summary and Analysis

The Pensees is a set of fragmented writings that Blaise Pascal never intended for publication. Instead, those who came after him grouped the fragments together and heavily edited them. They are here grouped according to subject. What follows is that first ten groups of fragments. Many of the fragments left unmentioned are incoherent or uninterpretable.

In the first set of titles, Pascal argues that we should avoid passion by acting as though we were only going to live a week more. He notes that he would be much more afraid of being wrong and finding out that Christianity is true than the other way around...

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