[Grammar] The heart has its reasons that reason cannot know

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whitehawke

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Hi, teachers !

The French philosopher and mathematician Blaise Pascal is famous for saying, "The heart has its reasons that reason cannot know."

The above red-colored clause is correct grammatically ?


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Okay. He was a physicist too: a man of many parts. :up:
 

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It's fine- try changing 'reason cannot know' to 'the mind/brain cannot know'
 

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I love Pascal.... he is responsible for the concept of finesse, a form of thinking that relies on intuitive induction from a thousand experiences and memories, rather than a bit of deduction based on two to three facts.
 

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It's fine- try changing 'reason cannot know' to 'the mind/brain cannot know'
:up: This makes it easier to understand. It's a play on two meanings of reason - 'reason for doing something' and 'mental faculty'. I'm not sure where the popular translation gets the 'cannot': La coeur a ses raisons que la raison ne connaît point - says nothing about what reason is capable of; it just knows nothing at all, period (point!)

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