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The Cambridge Companion to Pascal (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy)
Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) occupies a position of pivotal importance in many domains: philosophy, mathematics, physics, religious polemics and apologetics. A team of leading scholars surveys the range of his achievement and intellectual background as well as the reception of his work. New readers and nonspecialists will find a convenient and accessible guide to Pascal and a ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published April 17th 2003 by Cambridge University Press
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This Companion is a very useful aid to anyone who is attempting to bring the Pensees and Pascal's thought as a whole into a coherent set of ideas. The Pensees can be so difficult to penetrate and make sense of, and open up so many different possibilities and lines of argument, that the reader can be left in a positively bewildered state, unsure what to make of the experience of reading this brilliant but ambiguous author. The articles here do a lot to help the reader who has made some progress i ...more
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