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  1. Pascal's Pensées by Blaise Pascal, 2010-03-07
  2. Pensées by Blaise Pascal, 2010-03-09
  3. Pensées and Other Writings (Oxford World's Classics) by Blaise Pascal, 2008-07-15
  4. Pensees (Thoughts) by Blaise Pascal, 2005-01-31
  5. A Piece of the Mountain:The Story of Blaise Pascal by Joyce Mcpherson, 1997-12-01
  6. The Cambridge Companion to Pascal (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy)
  7. The Mind on Fire (Victor Classics) by Blaise Pascal, 2006-02-01
  8. Making Sense of It All Pascal and the Meaning of Life by Thomas V. Morris, 1992-09
  9. The provincial letters of Blaise Pascal. A new translation with historical introduction and notes by Rev. Thomas M'Crie, preceded by a life of Pascal, a critical essay, and a biographical notice .. by Blaise Pascal, Thomas M'Crie, et all 2010-07-30
  10. Christianity for Modern Pagans: Pascal's Pensees by Peter Kreeft, Blaise Pascal, 1993-10
  11. The Provincial Letters of Pascal by Blaise Pascal, John De Soyres, 2010-02-16
  12. Selected Readings from Blaise Pascal (Spiritual Classics) by Blaise Pascal, 1992-08
  13. Daily Readings With Blaise Pascal (Daily Readings Series) by Blaise Pascal, Robert Van De Weyer, 1995-10
  14. The Provincial Letters by Blaise Pascal, 2010-05-23

Biographical entry.Category Society Philosophy Philosophers Pascal, Blaise......Blaise Pascal. Born at ClermontFerrand, 19 June 1623; died in Paris,19 August 1662. He was the son of Etienne Pascal, advocate
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relic of the Holy Thorn preserved at Port Royal. Thenceforth, although exhausted by illness, Pascal gave himself more and more to God . He multiplied his mortifications, wore a cincture of nails which he drove into his flesh at the slightest thought of vanity, and to be more like Jesus God never abandon me!" Christianity alone affording the complete solution. Jesuit moral code, or rather the casuistry, first, by depicting a Jesuit who, through silly vanity, reveals to him the pretended secrets of the Jesuit policy, and then by direct invective against the Jesuits themselves. The most famous are the fourth, on sins of ignorance, and the thirteenth, on homicide. That Pascal intended this to be a useful work, his whole life bears witness, as do his deathbed declarations. His good faith cannot seriously be doubted, but some of his methods are more questionable. Without ever seriously altering his citations from the casuists, as he has sometimes been wrongfully accused of doing, he arranges them somewhat disingenously; he simplifies complicated questions excessively, and, in setting forth the solutions of the casuists sometimes lets his own bias interfere. But the gravest reproach against him is, first, that he unjustly blamed the Society of Jesus , attacking it exclusively, and attributing to it a desire to lower the Christian ideal and to soften down the moral code in the interest of its policy; then that he discredited casuistry itself by refusing to recognize its legitimacy or, in certain cases, its necessity, so that not only the

2. Blaise Pascal
From Oregon State University. Includes biographical sketch, timeline, and searchable texts of the Category Society Philosophy Philosophers Pascal, Blaise......BLAISE PASCAL (16231662). Port-Royal closed after official condemnation of Jansenism.1662, August 17, Blaise Pascal dies in the house of one of his sisters.
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"Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed. The entire universe need not arm itself to crush him. A vapor, a drop of water suffices to kill him. But, if the universe were to crush him, man would still be more noble than that which killed him, because he knows that he dies and the advantage which the universe has over him, the universe knows nothing of this.
Pensees Pascal was a child prodigy, who was educated by his father. He was a mathematician of the first order. At 16 he wrote the Essai pour les coniques which was published in 1640. In 1642 he invented a calculating machine to help his father, who served as Royal Tax Commissioner at Rouen. Pascal is often credited with the discovery of the mathematical theory of probability, and he also made serious contributions to number theory and geometry. In 1646 Pascal learned of Toricelli's experiments with the barometer and the theory of air preassure. These experiments involved placing a tube of mercury upside down in a bowl of mercury. Pascal repeated Toricelli's experiments and did more work which led to the publication of Experiences nouvelles touchant le vide in 1647. Aristotle had argued against the atomists that nature abhors a vacume. This was a view still strongly held in the seventeenth century, even by such anti-Aristotelians as Descartes and Hobbes. In the

3. Pascal
An overview and selection of links.Category Society Philosophy Philosophers Pascal, Blaise......Blaise Pascal. Blaise Pascal was the third of Etienne Pascal's children andhis only son. Blaise's mother died when he was only three years old.
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Born: 19 June 1623 in Clermont (now Clermont-Ferrand), Auvergne, France
Died: 19 Aug 1662 in Paris, France
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Blaise Pascal was the third of Etienne Pascal 's children and his only son. Blaise's mother died when he was only three years old. In 1632 the Pascal family, Etienne and his four children, left Clermont and settled in Paris. Blaise Pascal's father had unorthodox educational views and decided to teach his son himself. Etienne Pascal decided that Blaise was not to study mathematics before the age of 15 and all mathematics texts were removed from their house. Blaise however, his curiosity raised by this, started to work on geometry himself at the age of 12. He discovered that the sum of the angles of a triangle are two right angles and, when his father found out, he relented and allowed Blaise a copy of Euclid At the age of 14 Blaise Pascal started to accompany his father to Mersenne 's meetings.

4. Island Of Freedom - Blaise Pascal
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Provincial Letters

The French thinker, mathematician, and scientist Blaise Pascal has been credited not only with imaginative and subtle work in geometry and other branches of mathematics, but with profoundly influencing later generations of theologians and philosophers, and is considered one of the greatest minds in Western intellectual history. Pascal was born in Clermont-Ferrand on June 19, 1623, and his family settled in Paris in 1629. Under the tutelage of his father, Pascal soon proved himself a mathematical prodigy, mastering Euclid's Elements by the age of 12. At the age of 16 he formulated one of the basic theorems of projective geometry, known as Pascal's theorem and described in his Essai pour les coniques
In 1647, a few years after publishing Essai pour les coniques he suddenly abandoned the study of mathematics. Because of his chronically poor health, he had been advised to seek diversions from study and attempted for a time to live in Paris in a deliberately frivolous manner. His interest in probability theory has been attributed to his interest in calculating the odds involved in the various gambling games he played during this period.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. See also: Pascal's wager Pascal (unit) Pascal programming language Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) was a French mathematician physicist and religious philosopher . Among his contributions to the natural sciences are construction of mechanical calculators, considerations on probability theory , studies of fluids, and clarification of concepts such as pressure and vacuum . Following a profound religious experience in 1654, Pascal abandoned mathematics and physics for philosophy and theology.
Blaise Pascal was born in Clermont-Ferrand Puy-de-Dôme France on June 19 . His mother died when he was three, and he was raised by his mathematician father

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At the end of 1654, after several months of intense depression, Pascal had a religious experience that altered his life. He entered the Jansenist monastery at Port-Royal, although he did not take orders. He never published in his own name again. The Jansenists encouraged him in his mathematical studies, which he resumed. To assist them in their struggles against the Jesuits, he wrote, under a pseudonym, a defense of the famous Jansenist Antoine Arnauld, in the form of 18 epistles. Known as Lettres provinciales, they were likely responsible for the subsequent reputation of the Jesuits as hypocritical and casuistic. In 1658 he broke with the Jansenists and left the monastery. He continued mathematical study and worked on calculus and on probability theory with Pierre de Fermat. Pascal died at the age of 39 in intense pain after a malignant growth in his stomach spread to the brain. His most famous work is the Pensees (Thoughts), a set of deeply personal meditations in somewhat fragmented form on human suffering and faith in God. "Pascal's wager" expresses the conviction that belief in God is rational: if God does not exist, one stands to lose nothing by believing in him anyway, while if he does exist, one stands to lose everything by not believing.

7. Pascal Blaise
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Pascal Blaise np. m. PERS ] (1623-1662). Mathématicien français, physicien (ayant mis en évidence la pression atmosphérique), et philosophe, qui ne fut pas tout à fait, contrairement à ce que l'on peut croire, le véritable inventeur de la machine à calculer (y'en a eu d'autres avant), mais sa Pascaline, mise au point pour aider son papa, avait tout de même quelque chose de remarquable. La pascaline, extraite du site citée ci-dessous. Article lié à celui-ci : Pascaline Articles voisins : partitionner pas PAS pas à pas ... Courrier

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12. Blaise Pascal - Boy Wonder
Pascal, Blaise (1623 ñ 1662). By Eddie Yuen. References 1. Charles V. Jones,.pascal blaise,. Encyclopedia of Computer Science, 3 rd Edition, 1993,.
Pascal, Blaise (1623 ñ 1662) By Eddie Yuen Blaise Pascal was born in Clermont The young Pascal began to participate with his father in Mersenneís Circle, a weekly discussion group of scientists and mathematicians. In this plantation of intellects, he learned from Girard Desargues, who had just published a projective geometry book but was not well received because of the difficult vocabulary and style. Pascal was one of the few to appreciate his work. When he was 16, he presented a projective geometry paper at the meeting about what is now called the "mystic hexagon" which impressed everyone. One of his sisters wrote an account of her brotherís life saying that the paper was so well received that young Pascal was considered to be the best mathematican since the time of Archimedes. In the next year, Blaise had to suspend his association with the geometrians in the Mersenneís Circle because he and his sisters had to move to Rouen where his father was appointed as a royal tax official in Upper Normandy. Blaise Pascal was a genius with many talents. He was known in his day and ours as a mathematician and physicist, was also a spiritual writer. In this paper, we will focus on his mathematics accomplishments:

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Blaise Pascal was born in ClermontFerrand, Auvergne (now Clermont-Ferrand). Asickly, precocious child, he grew up without the company of other children.
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    Blaise Pascal, a French philosopher, mathematician, and physicist, is considered one of the greatest minds in Western intellectual history. At an early age, Pascal proved to be a mathematical protigy. At the age of 16 he formulated one of the basic theorems of projective geometry, known as Pascal's theorem, and described in his Essai pour les coniques (Essay on Conics, 1639). In 1642 he invented the first mechanical adding machine. Pascal proved by experimentation in 1648 that the level of the mercury column in a barometer is determined by an increase or decrease in the surrounding atmospheric pressure rather than by a vacuum, as previously believed. This discovery verified the hypothesis of the Italian physicist Evangelista Torricelli concerning the effect of atmospheric pressure on the equilibrium of liquids. Six years later, in conjunction with the French mathematician Pierre de Fermat, Pascal formulated the mathematical theory of probability, which has become important in such fields as actuarial, mathematical, and social statistics and as a fundamental element in the calculations of modern theoretical physics. Pascal's other important scientific contributions include the derivation of Pascal's law or principle, which states that fluids transmit pressures equally in all directions, and his investigations in the geometry of infinitesimals. His methodology reflected his emphasis on empirical experimentation as opposed to analytical, a priori methods, and he believed that human progress is perpetuated by the accumulation of scientific discoveries resulting from such experimentation.

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    From `A Short Account of the History of Mathematics' (4th edition, 1908) by W. W. Rouse Ball. Among the contemporaries of Descartes none displayed greater natural genius than Pascal, but his mathematical reputation rests more on what he might have done than on what he actually effected, as during a considerable part of his life he deemed it his duty to devote his whole time to religious exercises. Blaise Pascal Elements , a book which Pascal read with avidity and soon mastered. In 1650, when in the midst of these researches, Pascal suddenly abandoned his favourite pursuits to study religion, or, as he says in his , ``contemplate the greatness and the misery of man''; and about the same time he persuaded the younger of his two sisters to enter the Port Royal society. His famous Provincial Letters directed against the Jesuits, and his , were written towards the close of his life, and are the first example of that finished form which is characteristic of the best French literature. The only mathematical work that he produced after retiring to Port Royal was the essay on the cycloid in 1658. He was suffering from sleeplessness and toothache when the idea occurred to him, and to his surprise his teeth immediately ceased to ache. Regarding this as a divine intimation to proceed with the problem, he worked incessantly for eight days at it, and completed a tolerably full account of the geometry of the cycloid. I now proceed to consider his mathematical works in rather greater detail.

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    For those of you who want to learn a lot about existentialism, and/or those of you who find Husserl, Heidegger, and Sartre to be dauntingly difficult and/or time-consuming, this book is hands-down the best. Written in the late 1950's, "Irrational Man" is largely responsible for introducing existentialism to America. Barret provides excellent summaries of the work of all of the major figures in existentialism (with the exception of Merleau-Ponty) and brilliantly integrates their work within Western literary, religious, artistic, and philosophical traditions. Barret provides great insight on the roots of existentialism in the history of Western civilization, and in doing so also constructs a highly informative narrative about that history itself.

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