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ISBN: 0140441964
Author: A. J. Krailsheimer,Blaise Pascal
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Classics (December 16, 1982)
Pages: 304
Category: World
Subcategory: History
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Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections . Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience.

Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Blaise Pascal, the precociously brilliant contemporary of Descartes, was a gifted mathematician and physicist. Krailsheimer was born in 1921 and was Tutor in French at Christ Church, Oxford, from 1957 until his retirement in 1988. His publications are Studies in Self-Interest (1963), Rabelais and the Franciscans (1965), Three Conteurs of the Sixteenth Century (1966), Rabelais (1967), A. J. de Rancé, Abbot of La Trappe (1974), Pascal (1980), Conversion (1980), Letters of A. de Rancé (1984), Rancé and the Trappist Legacy. 1985) and Correspondance de Rancé (1993).

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Blaise Pascal’s most popular book is Pensées. Krailsheimer (Translator). Honor Levi (Translator). The Provincial Letters by.

Krailsheimer (Translator). Many of these arguments are summarized by Blaise Pascal in his The Provincial Letters. Pascal wasn’t crazy, and this book, which fell closely on the heels of his Vision, remains proof of his razor-sharp reasoning. The timing of his wit within its pages is bang-on, his irony caustic. Pascal's sister was a nun at Port-Royal, which was under fire by the Jesuits were acceding to the "heresies" of Jansenius, Bishop of Ypres.

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Blaise Pascal was born in Clermont in 1623, the son of a government official Dr.

Blaise Pascal was born in Clermont in 1623, the son of a government official. During his short life he left his mark on mathematics, physics, religious controversy and literature. A convert to Jansenism, he engaged with gusto in a controversy with the Jesuits, which gave rise to his Lettres Provinciales on which, with the Pensées, his literary fame chiefly rests. A remarkable stylist, he is regarded by many as the greatest of French prose artists. He died, after a long illness, in 1662.

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The provincial letters. by. Pascal, Blaise, 1623-1662; Krailsheimer, A. Publication date. Pascal, Blaise, 1623-1662, Pascal, Blaise, 1623-1662, Philosophers, Philosophers, French philosophy Pascal, Blaise - Correspondence, diaries, etc. Publisher. Harmondsworth : Penguin.

Blaise Pascal, A. Krailsheimer. 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

Blaise Pascal, A. 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 Pensees 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

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. This text refers to the Bibliobazaar edition.

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Not too many people know about Pascal's complete and unalterable devotion to Christianity. This book, along with his "Pensees" (Thoughts), shows that he was firstly a Christian and only then - a physicist. As a matter of fact, after discovering Christianity Pascal completely abandoned physics and devoted all his time to studying Christian religion. In his time, just like on ours, or just like in the days of early Christians (See "Church History" by Eusebius), the holy name of Christ and his church was often usurped and improperly held by heretics. Pascal distances himself from such heresies, especially from the Catholic church, and, much like Soren Kierkegaard, or Thoreau, or Socrates, establishes his personal inquiry into the true nature of God and human being. This particular book is a satire on Catholic heresies.

This is a good reprint - high quality paper, good formatting, a few minor mistakes in the text (words are not spaced out properly here and there), but overall an excellent edition for the price.
Rko
Counted as one of the greatest works in the French language, Pascal's letters are a brilliant mix of acumen, well constructed argument, and withering wit. He launched an assault on the moral theology of the Jesuits during the height of the Jansenist controversy and left a rather amusing and enlightening work what is beautiful in its turn of both phrase and thought.

The first half of the letters is Pascal's attempt to relate the opposing views in the controversy and to illuminate the Jesuit views in all their folly. The second half (which is, unfortunately, a bit more functional and less engaging) is a mix of parry and riposte as Pascal swats away the arguments of his opponents. For the first time in my life, i found myself wising that I read French.

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