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The Cambridge companion to Pascal

Author: Nicholas Hammond
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Series: Cambridge companions to philosophy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Cambridge Collections Online
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Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) occupies a position of pivotal importance in many domains: philosophy, mathematics, physics, religious polemics and apologetics. In this volume a team of leading scholars presents the full range of Pascal's achievement and surveys the intellectual background of his thought and the reception of his work.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Cambridge companion to Pascal.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2003273207
(OCoLC)51912743
Named Person: Blaise Pascal; Blaise Pascal; Blaise Pascal
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Hammond
ISBN: 0511078048 9780511078040 9780511998737 0511998732 0511076479 9780511076473 052180924X 9780521809245 0521006112 9780521006118 9786610433803 6610433801
OCLC Number: 57417426
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 287 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Pascal's life and times / Ben Rogers --
Pascal's reading and the inheritance of Montaigne and Descartes / Henry Phillips --
Pascal's work on probability / A.W.F. Edwards --
Pascal and decision theory / Jon Elster --
Pascal's physics / Daniel C. Fouke --
Pascal's philosophy of science / Desmond M. Clarke --
Pascal's theory of knowledge / Jean Khalfa --
Grace and religious belief in Pascal / Michael Moriarty --
Pascal and holy writ / David Wetsel --
Pascal's Lettres provinciales : from flippancy to fundamentals / Richard Parish --
Pascal and the social world / Hélène Bouchilloux --
Pascal and philosophical method / Pierre Force --
Pascal's Pensées and the art of persuasion / Nicholas Hammond --
The reception of Pascal's Pensées in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries / Antony McKenna.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to philosophy.
Other Titles: Pascal
Responsibility: edited by Nicholas Hammond.
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