Pensees

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Blaise Pascal, the precociously brilliant contemporary of Descartes, was a gifted mathematician and physicist, but it is his unfinished apologia for the Christian religion upon which his reputation now rests. The Penseés is a collection of philosohical fragments, notes and essays in which Pascal explores the contradictions of human nature in pscyhological, social, metaphysical and - above all - theological terms. Mankind emerges from Pascal's analysis as a wretched and desolate creature within an impersonal universe, but who can be transformed through faith in God's grace.
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Blaise Pascal (1623-62) 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 Pensées, his fame now rests. He is regarded by many as the greatest of French prose stylists.
A J Krailsheimer was Tutor in French at Christ Church, Oxford and translated widely from the French.

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Publisher
Penguin UK
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Published on
May 29, 2003
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Pages
368
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ISBN
9780141915647
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Language
English
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Genres
Philosophy / Religious
Religion / Philosophy
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THE LETTERS OF MONTAIGNE


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MONTAIGNE AND SHAKSPERE by J. M. Robertson

SHAKSPERE AND MONTAIGNE by Jacob Feis

MONTAIGNE AND NIETZSCHE by Charles Sarolea

SIEUR DE MONTAIGNE by Andrew Lang

MONTAIGNE by Virginia Woolf


The Biography

THE LIFE OF MONTAIGNE by Charles Cotton


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