File spoon-archives/foucault.archive/foucault_2000/foucault.0004, message 20


Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2000 10:05:29 +0200
Subject: Pascal's "vile root"


Hi.
Isn't the superiority of human logic and reason a base for the modern
project? I found this quote from Pascal, suggesting that mankind aren't
always perfect.

453. From lust men have found and extracted excellent rules of policy,
morality, and justice; but in reality this vile root of man, this figmentum
malum, is only covered, it is not taken away.

Pensées, by Blaise Pascal (1660, translated by W. F. Trotter).
[www.leaderu.com/cyber/books/pensees/pensees.html]

Regards
Kent Lofgren
grad.stud./teacher

Dept. of Education
Umea University
S-901 87 Umea
SWEDEN



   

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