Pascal pensees

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A description on the back cover of the book says: "The Pensees is a collection of philosophical fragments, notes and essays in which [Pascal] explores the contradictions of human nature in psychological, social, metaphysical and, above all, theological terms." The book seemed to me to be too fragmented and disjointed to make a sustained by: A description on the back cover of the book says: "The Pensees is a collection of philosophical fragments, notes and essays in which [Pascal] explores the contradictions of human nature in psychological, social, metaphysical and, above all, theological terms." The book seemed to me to be too fragmented and disjointed to make a sustained argument/5().

Pensées book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Blaise Pascal, the precociously brilliant contemporary of Descartes, was a 4/5. Pensees Blaise Pascal And men of intuition who are only intuitive cannot have the patience to reach to first principles of things speculative and conceptual, which File Size: KB.

Le present volume comprend les Pensees accompagnees de douze opuscules ou lettres qui les eclairent. Elles sont egalement precedees d'une bibliographie, d'une chronologie et de la Vie de M.

Pascal par sa soeur, et suivies d'une annexe sur les Pensees a l'etat natif, d'un glossaire, de deux concordances et d'un index. From the PublisherBrand: Penguin UK. The Pensées (literally "thoughts") is a collection of fragments on theology and philosophy written by 17th-century philosopher and mathematician Blaise Pascal.

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Pascal's religious conversion led him into a life of asceticism and this was in many ways his life's work. 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. By: Blaise Pascal 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. The Pensees (or 'Thoughts') is a collection of writings by Blaise Pascal, one of the great philosophers and mathematicians of the seventeenth century.

Pascal was an ardent believer in the Christian religion. The Pensees was intended as a defense of Christianity, but Pascal died before the book.

This book, representing Pascal's 'pensees', or thoughts, contains many provocative views that have managed Pascal pensees book arouse critics from many different perspectives.

And while there are several strains of Pascal's thought that I considerably dissent from, it can hardly be denied that in many ways, Pascal's insights into human character as it relates 5/5(5). Pensées (which means thoughts) is more a series of notes than an actual book.

It was written by Blaise Pascal, a Frenchman, in the 's, and was published a short time after his death in   Blaise Pascal () 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.4/5(K). Essential reading for students of history, philosophy, and theology, the Pensées remain among the liveliest and most eloquent defenses of Christianity ever written.

Author Bio French mathematician, physicist, and religious philosopher Blaise Pascal (–62) laid the foundation for the modern theory of Brand: Dover Publications. 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). Read this book on Questia. Roger Ariew masterfully renders the oddities of seventeenth-century French vocabulary and syntax in this eloquent and philosophically astute translation -- the first complete English translation based on the Sellier edition of Pascal's manuscript, widely accepted as the version closest to what Pascal intended.

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Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Pensees Blaise Pascal. out of 5 stars Basically, this has to do with general accessibility.

A philosophy student would be better apt to make sense of this book. Surely Pascal is a genius, but the amassing of his final notes makes this a difficult read.

Sure, he is quote-worthy, but they are few and far between. /5(89). Pascal's Pensées by Blaise Pascal.

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"Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true," declared Pascal in his Penseés. "The cure for this," he explained, "is first to show that religion is not contrary to reason, but worthy of reverence and respect.

Next make it attractive, make good men wish it were true, and then show that it is."; Motivated by the 17th-century view of the supremacy of human reason, Pascal.

Now and then, we come across a figure who is more relevant today than in his own time. In large part due to Peter Kreeft’s book Christianity for Modern Pagans, there is a growing recognition that Blaise Pascal fits that mold in the realm of Christian apologetics.

A pioneer in mathematics and physics before the age of 30, Pascal’s brilliance was appreciated in other fields before he wrote. Pensees is one of the greatest Christian books of all time, and Blaise Pascal is one of the greatest Christian minds of all time.

This book is an excellent defense for Christianity - 4/5(4). 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.

This book, representing Pascal's 'pensees', or thoughts, contains many provocative views that have managed to arouse critics from many different perspectives.

And while there are several strains of Pascal's thought that I considerably dissent from, it can hardly be denied that in many ways, Pascal's insights into human character as it relates /5(98). This page contains details about the Nonfiction book Pensées by Blaise Pascal published in This book is the 11th greatest Nonfiction book of all time as determined by Pensees: Pascal's Thoughts on God, Religion, and Wagers: Hardcover: $ $ Pascal's Pensees: Paperback: $ $1.

Buy Pascal's Pensees by Blaise Pascal online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 17 editions - starting at $ Shop now. of human opinions of Pascal and of men of his stature is a part of the history of humanity. That indicates his permanent importance. The facts of Pascal’s life, so far as they are necessary for this brief introduc-tion to the Pensées, are as follows.

He was born at clermont, in Auvergne, in 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.". Pensées by Blaise Pascal – Reviewed. 19 Jun. Blaise Pascal’s Pensées is simply put, a book of wisdom. As merely a collection of thoughts jotted down in a notebook from the mind of one of the most brilliant of men to live, it qualifies as one of the most lucid collections of thoughts.

Taking nothing away from Pensées, it goes without. Other articles where Pensées is discussed: Blaise Pascal: Pensées: Pascal finally decided to write his work of Christian apologetics, Apologie de la religion chrétienne, as a consequence of his meditations on miracles and other proofs of Christianity.

The work remained unfinished at his death. Between the summers of andhe put. Pascal's Pensees. Blaise Pascal. 5 (1 Review) Free Download. Read Online. This book is available for free download in a number of formats - including epub, pdf, azw, mobi and more.

You can also read the full text online using our ereader. 5/5(1). Intended to be a defense of the Christian religion, Pensées is a penetrating collection of thoughts on faith, reason, and theology. Unfinished at the time of Pascal's death, the book consists of philosophical fragments on the "wretchedness" of man and the controversial schisms of the church at the time.To Pascal tradition, culture and faith rule supremely, Hobbes says the opposite.

It's clear which of the two the Enlightenment embraced and which one they ignored. The book is much more than just about religion (though a lot of it is). His world view and his use of aphorisms cohere much more than Nietzsche's do. These two thinkers, Nietzsche.Blaise Pascal (/ p æ ˈ s k æ l / pask-AL, also UK: /-ˈ s k ɑː l, ˈ p æ s k əl,-s k æ l /-⁠ AHL, PASK-əl, -⁠al, US: / p ɑː ˈ s k ɑː l / pah-SKAHL, French: [blɛz paskal]; 19 June – 19 August ) was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Catholic theologian.

He was a child prodigy who was educated by his father, a tax collector in Rouen. Era: 17th-century philosophy.