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Description - The Cambridge Companion to Pascal by Nicholas Hammond

Each volume of this series of companions to major philosophers contains specially commissioned essays by an international team of scholars, together with a substantial bibliography, and will serve as a reference work for students and nonspecialists. One aim of the series is to dispel the intimidation such readers often feel when faced with the work of a difficult and challenging thinker. Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) occupies a position of pivotal importance in many domains: philosophy, mathematics, physics, religious polemics and apologetics. In this volume a team of leading scholars presents the full range of Pascal's achievement and surveys the intellectual background of his thought and the reception of his work. New readers and nonspecialists will find this the most convenient and accessible guide to Pascal currently available. Advanced students and specialists will find a conspectus of recent developments in the interpretation of Pascal.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521006118
ISBN-10: 0521006112
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 17-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Nicholas Hammond

Nicholas Hammond is Senior Lecturer at the Department of French, Cambridge University and Director of Studies in Modern Languages at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.

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