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Pensées (Penguin Classics), by Blaise Pascal

Pensées (Penguin Classics), by Blaise Pascal

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ISBN: 9780140446456

(Paperback, 368 pages, first published in 1669)

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 Penseés is a collection of philosophical fragments, notes and essays in which Pascal 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 who can be transformed through faith in God's grace.

Cautions: None

Recommended Age: 15+

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