By (author) Blaise Pascal
Introduction by A. J. Krailsheimer
Translated by A. J. Krailsheimer
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Pensees by Blaise Pascal
Book DescriptionBlaise Pascal, the precociously brilliant contemporary of Descartes, was a gifted mathematician and physicist, but it is his unfinished apologia for the Christian religion upon which his reputation now rests. The Pensees is a collection of philosohical fragments, notes and essays in which Pascal explores the contradictions of human nature in pscyhological, social, metaphysical and - above all - theological terms. Mankind emerges from Pascal's analysis as a wretched and desolate creature within an impersonal universe, but who can be transformed through faith in God's grace.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140446456
(200mm x 133mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Jul-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal Thoughts, Paperback (June 2013)
Originally published in 1908, this book contains selections from Pascal's Pensees, translated into English.
Pascal's Apology for Religion, Paperback (March 2013)
This book gathers together a series of selections in French which illustrate Pascal's Christian faith and thoughts on the relationship between man and God.
Human Happiness, Paperback (August 2008)View all books by Blaise Pascal
Created by the seventeenth-century philosopher and mathematician Pascal, the essays contained in this work are a curiously optimistic look at whether humans can ever find satisfaction and real joy in life - or whether a belief in God is a wise gamble at best.
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Author Biography - Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal (1623-62) left his mark on mathematics, physics, religious controversy and literature. A convert to Jansenism, he engaged in passionate debate with the Jesuits the results of which are the Lettres Provincales, on which, with Pensees, his fame now rests. He is regarded by many as the greatest of French prose stylists. A J Krailsheimer was Tutor in French at Christ Church, Oxford and translated widely from the French.
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