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Pascal's thought is simply incredible. From the beginning of this book, which includes Pascal's "Provincial Letters" on the Jansenist vs. Jesuit controversy, through Pensées, which makes up the heart of this book and the heart of Pascal's thought, to the end of the book in Pascal's scientific and mathematical treatises, there is never a dully moment, never a moment worth missing. Throughout all of his writings, Pascal is witty, engaging, and insightful. Pensées, Pascal's greatest and, unfortunat...more
Blaise Pascal was a French mathematician, physicist, and religious philosopher. He was a child prodigy who was educated by his father, a civil servant. Pascal's earliest work was in the natural and applied sciences where he made important contributions to the construction of mechanical calculators, the study of fluids, and clarified the concepts of pressure and vacuum by generalizing the work of E...moreMore about Blaise Pascal...