RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 34283358 LA English T1 Pensées A1 Pascal, Blaise,, Krailsheimer, A. J., PB Penguin Books ; Penguin Books USA PP London; New York YR 1995 SN 0140446451 9780140446456 AB "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 philosophical fragments, notes and essays in which he explores the contradictions of human nature in psychological, social, metaphysical and, above all, theological terms. Mankind emerges from Pascal's analysis as a wretched and desolate creature within an impersonal universe, but also as a being whose existence can be transformed through faith in God's grace. This masterly translation conveys Pascal's disarmingly personal tone and captures all the fire and passion of the original. Also contained in this volume are a comparison between different editions, appendices and a bibliography.". - Back Cover.