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- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99
The Pensees (literally, "thoughts") represented a defense of the Christian religion by Blaise Pascal, the renowned 17th century philosopher and mathematician. Pascal's religious conversion led him into a life of asceticism, and the Pensees was in many ways his life's work."Pascal's Wager" is found here. The Pensees is... more...
- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99
The Lettres provinciales (Provincial letters) are a series of eighteen letters written by French philosopher and theologian Blaise Pascal under the pseudonym Louis de Montalte. Written in the midst of the formulary controversy between the Jansenists and the Jesuits, they are a defense of the Jansenist Antoine Arnauld from Port-Royal-des-Champs, a friend... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 7.04
Created by the seventeenth-century philosopher and mathematician Pascal, the essays contained in Human Happiness are a curiously optimistic look at whether humans can ever find satisfaction and real joy in life ? or whether a belief in God is a wise gamble at best. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the... more...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 9.95
"Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true," declared Pascal in his Penseés. "The cure for this," he explained, "is first to show that religion is not contrary to reason, but worthy of reverence and respect. Next make it attractive, make good men wish it were true, and then show that it is." Motivated by the 17th-century view... more...
- YouScribe 2008; US$ 3.49
Attribué à Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662). Ce texte sur la démesure dans les passions amoureuses n'est qu'attribué attribué à Blaise Pascal. Il fait souvent écho aux raisonnements développés dans les fragments des Pensées more...
- Philosophical Library/Open Road 2016; US$ 0.99
An illuminating exploration of the nature of faith from one of history?s greatest thinkers Blaise Pascal was not a gambler, but he posited one of the most famous wagers of all time: Every man?s life is a bet against God. It is a wager that any man can win, however. Sacrifice earthly pleasures?drink, lust, sin, etc.?and a lifetime of happiness... more...
- Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 1.99
This collection chronicles the fiction and non fiction classics by the greatest writers the world has ever known. The inclusion of both popular as well as overlooked pieces is pivotal to providing a broad and representative collection of classic works. more...
- Dancing Unicorn Books 2016; US$ 1.99
Pascal's Pensées is a masterpiece, and a landmark in French literature. This is Pascal's most influential theological work?in it he surveys several philosophical paradoxes: infinity and nothing; faith and reason; soul and matter; death and life; meaning and vanity?seemingly arriving at no definitive conclusions besides humility, ignorance, and grace. more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2005; US$ 7.95
This eloquent and philosophically astute translation is the first complete English translation based on the Sellier edition of Pascals manuscript, widely accepted as the manuscript that is closest to the version Pascal left behind on his death in 1662. A brief history of the text, a select bibliography of primary and secondary sources, a chronology... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 14.09
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 philosohical fragments, notes and essays in which Pascal explores the contradictions of human nature in pscyhological,... more...