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The Cambridge Companion to Pascal
     

The Cambridge Companion to Pascal

by Nicholas Hammond (Editor)
 

Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) occupies a position of pivotal importance in many domains: philosophy, mathematics, physics, religious polemics and apologetics. A team of leading scholars surveys the range of his achievement and intellectual background as well as the reception of his work. New readers and nonspecialists will find a convenient and accessible guide to

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Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) occupies a position of pivotal importance in many domains: philosophy, mathematics, physics, religious polemics and apologetics. A team of leading scholars surveys the range of his achievement and intellectual background as well as the reception of his work. New readers and nonspecialists will find a convenient and accessible guide to Pascal and advanced students and specialists, a conspectus of recent developments in the interpretation of his works.

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From the Publisher
"...an indispensable handbook of English-language Pascal scholarship." Philosophy in Review

"All in all, this is a top notch collection, which deserves, and receives, an unqualified recommendation." - Jeff Jordan, The University of Delaware

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521006118
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Meet the Author

Nicholas Hammond is Reader in the Department of French at the University of Cambridge. His books include Playing with Truth: Language and the Human Condition in Pascal's Pensées (1994), Creative Tensions: An Introduction to Seventeenth-Century French Literature (1997), Fragmentary Voices: Memory and Education at Port-Royal (2004) and Gossip, Sexuality and Scandal in France, 1610-1715 (2011). He is also co-editor of The Cambridge History of French Literature (Cambridge, 2011).

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