Blaise Pascal: mathematician, physicist, and thinker about God
St. Martin's, 1995. .;xii., 297 Pages.,; gebonden - bound - hard cover; met stofomslag - with dust wrappers - dust jacket. Pascal has long been regarded as one of the most brilliant and versatile of the world's thinkers. This chronological and carefully annotated survey explores the full range of his intellectual achievements. It also includes a chapter on his life. Renowned as mathematician, physicist, scourge of Jesuit moral theology, and staunch, though perceptive, champion of Christianity, Pascal devoted himself in full measure to science and religion. His work on conic sections, the probability calculus, number theory, cycloid curves and hydrostatics is considered in detail. So, too, is his notorious prize competition on the cycloid and its aftermath. The author's analysis of the Provincial Letters and the unfinished Thoughts emphasises their many distinctive features, both thematic and technical. He discusses Pascal's lesser known works, all of them pertaining to theology or the philosophy of religion. Blaise Pascal contains a chapter on the famous wager argument and a wide-ranging bibliography Als nieuw.
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Keywords: Pascal, Blaise, 1623-1662., Science--History., Philosophy--History., Scientists--France--Biography., Philosophers--France--Biography., Science--history., Philosophy--history. 0333550366