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Pascal

Author: Jean Steinmann
Publisher: New York : Harcourt, Brace & World, [1966]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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Named Person: Blaise Pascal; Blaise Pascal
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Steinmann
OCLC Number: 301024
Description: xii, 304 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
Contents: Part I: The young Archimedes (1623-1655) --
Two infant progidies --
The Benjamin of the academy --
The engineer and the fashionable lecturer --
God and a problem of physics --
The first Jesuit --
Atmospheric pressure --
Man of the world, gambler and courtier --
Night of the 23rd November --
The visit to Port-Royal des Champs --
Part II: The provincial letters (1656-1658) --
Clandestine journalism --
The comedy of the Sorbonne --
The scandal of the casuists --
God intervenes --
The anti-political man --
The duel with the King's confessor --
After 'The Provincial Letters' --
Writings on grace and treatises on the roulette. Part III: Gethsemane (1658-1662) --
The composition of the 'Pensees' --
Martyrdom --
The drama of the signature --
A saint like another --
Death --
Part IV: The Pensees --
Pascal's drafts --
The atheist --
Contradictions of man --
The use of thought --
The infinite --
The wager --
The Bible --
Jesus Christ --
The style and poetry of the Pensee's.
Responsibility: Jean Steinmann ; translated by Martin Turnell.

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