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Published by Penguin Books in London, England .
Written in English

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages333
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24328042M
ISBN 1001404456451

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Apr 05,  · The last thing one settles in writing a book is what one should put in first. Additional Pensées. Show More. Editorial Reviews. The rough structure of the Pensees allows the reader to see Pascal's mind at work more clearly than if it were a polished and edited work. It is fascinating to see ideas develop through the different 4/5(11). The Pensées ("Thoughts") is a collection of fragments on theology and philosophy written by 17th-century philosopher and mathematician Blaise's religious conversion led him into a life of asceticism, and the Pensées was in many ways his life's work. The Pensées represented Pascal's defense of the Christian concept of "Pascal's wager" stems from a portion of this work. Pensées book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Blaise Pascal, the precociously brilliant contemporary of Descartes, was a 4/5(). Pensées by Blaise Pascal. This document has been generated from XSL (Extensible Stylesheet Language) source with RenderX XEP Formatter, version Client Academic.

The Pensées is simply the compelling "Thoughts" of mathematician, physicist, and religious thinker Blaise Pascal. Originally intending to publish a book defending Christianity, Pascal died before he could complete it. The thoughts and ideas for his book were collected and complied, posthumously, and then published as the Pensées. Dec 01,  · Buy a cheap copy of Pensées book by Blaise Pascal. 'If we submit everything to reason our religion will be left with nothing mysterious or supernatural Blaise Pascal, the precociously brilliant contemporary of Free shipping over $/5(5). Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. Get this from a library! Pensées. [Blaise Pascal] -- These are the notes which the great French mathematician and physicist jotted down in preparation for a reasoned defence of Christian belief. Their crude form brings home Pascal's insight into.

Updated edition of the famous Krailsheimer translation, the first to follow the order of notes as Pascal left them. This unfinished apology for Christianity was meant to confound the followers of Descartes by emphasizing the inadequacy of reason. Pensees () by Blaise Pascal5/5(2). Jan 04,  · Will Durant, in his volume, comprehensive The Story of Civilization series, hailed it as "the most eloquent book in French prose." In Pensées, . Apr 01,  · Blaise Pascal's famous Pensées (Thoughts) is, in reality, a collection of notes he made for a book he never wrote. Many of the thoughts are fragmentary in nature, and the sectionalising and numbering was devised by a later editor. Yet /5. Pascal's Pensées is widely considered to be a masterpiece, and a landmark in French prose. When commenting on one particular section (Thought #72), Sainte-Beuve praised it as the finest pages in the French language. Will Durant, in his volume, comprehensive The Story of Civilization series, hailed it as "the most eloquent book in French prose.".