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LIMONGI, Maria Isabel. Order of concupiscence and greatness of man in Pascal. Trans/Form/Ação [online]. 2006, vol.29, n.1, pp.45-61. ISSN 1980-539X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-31732006000100003.
Pascal conceives the civil order as an order of conscupiscence, that is, an order produced and regulated by concupiscence. However, when exempting virtue from being the source of civil order, he does not advance the separation between politics and morals, but signals a new and problematic role to virtue in the interior of civil order - no more the role of producing it, but of judging it properly.
Keywords : Pascal; concupiscence; charity; greatness.