This eloquent and philosophically astute translation is the first complete English translation based on the Sellier edition of Pascal¹s 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... show more
This eloquent and philosophically astute translation is the first complete English translation based on the Sellier edition of Pascal¹s 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 of Pascal¹s life and works, concordances between the Sellier and Lafuma editions of the original, and an index are provided.
Publish date: March 31st 2005
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company
Pages no: 328
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, European Literature
, French Literature
, 17th Century
When I was learning French I was rather thrown by the way their numbers work after about 60, as is demonstrated by this picture, which shows how English, German, and French construct the number 98: My first thought was 'this is absolutely ridiculous, how on Earth could the French have produc...
There are multiple levels to this book. It works best when he's sharing his wisdom by using aphorisms (short pithy and usually wise statements ). They're so many pearls within this book that it wouldn't be worthwhile to highlight with a highlighter because you would highlight over half of the book. ...
Next in my series of personal enrichment (leveling-up)...Pascal-- I'll wager you've heard of this one.Like Descartes, Pascal does a great job of bridging the philosophy of the greeks with christianity (although Pascal slams Descartes for not including more christian thought)So I liked this one. I fo...
Much like Molière, Pascal’s influence is probably best appreciated if read in French. His style, satire and wit are heavily commented on and, since I don’t read French, I’m sure I’m missing much of what makes Pascal influential.Pensees is the skeleton of a book. Never published during Pascal’s lif...
Blaise Pascal is an enigma. He is a Catholic who in his book writes like an evangelical (or, more to the point, protestant as they were in those days). He is also a scientist/mathematician/engineer who writes what I must admit is an incredibly intense theological treatise. Well, not so much a treati...
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