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Author Coleman, Francis, author.

Title Neither Angel nor Beast [electronic resource] / Coleman, Francis.

Published Routledge, 2013.

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 UniM INTERNET resource    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st edition
Physical description 256 p.
Series Safari Books Online
Summary Blaise Pascal began as a mathematical prodigy, developed into a physicist and inventor, and had become by the end of his life in 1662 a profound religious thinker. As a philosopher, he was most convinced by the long tradition of scepticism, and so refused – like Kierkegaard – to build a philosophical or theological system. Instead, he argued that the human heart required other forms of discourse to come to terms with the basic existential questions – our nature, purpose and relationship with God. This introduction to the life and philosophical thought of Pascal is intended for the general reader. Strikingly illustrated, it traces the antithetical tensions in Pascal’s life from his infancy, when he was said to have been placed under the spell of a sorceress, to his final years of extreme asceticism. Pascal stressed both the misery and greatness of humanity, our finitude and our comprehension of the infinite. The book shows how his life, philosophical thought and literary style can best be understood in the light of the paradoxical view of human nature. It covers the methods of argument and the central issues of the Provincial Letters and of the Pensées ; the Introduction places Pascal’s thought in the religious and political climate of seventeenth-century France, and a ‘Chronology of the Life of Pascal’ is also included.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Boston, MA : Safari, Available via World Wide Web. 1986.
System notes Mode of access: World Wide Web.
NOTES Copyright © Routledge 1986 1986
Issuing body notes Made available through: Safari, an O’Reilly Media Company.
Other author Safari, an O’Reilly Media Company.
Subject Electronic books.
ISBN 9781135980405
9780415822572
9781135980405
9780203431276
9781138976948
0415822572
0203431278
1138976946
Standard Number YE28800
9780415822572