The Cambridge Companion to Pascal (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy)

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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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Blaise Pascal (1623 1662) occupies a position of pivotal importance in many domains: philosophy, mathematics, physics, religious polemics and apologetics. In this volume a team of leading scholars presents the full range of Pascal's achievement and surveys the intellectual background of his thought and the reception of his work. New readers and nonspecialists will find this the most convenient and accessible guide to Pascal currently available. Advanced students and specialists will find a conspectus of recent developments in the interpretation of Pascal.

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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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