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The Cambridge Companion to Pascal (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy) [Paperback]

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17 April 2003 Cambridge Companions to Philosophy
Each volume of this series of companions to major philosophers contains specially commissioned essays by an international team of scholars, together with a substantial bibliography, and will serve as a reference work for students and nonspecialists. One aim of the series is to dispel the intimidation such readers often feel when faced with the work of a difficult and challenging thinker. 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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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (17 April 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521006112
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521006118
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 15 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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'A treasure trove for the Pascal enthusiast.' Scientific and Medical Network Review

'There can be no doubt that the Cambridge Companions series serves a very useful purpose. … Fouke's and Clarke's essays do the work that a historian might expect. … a good bibliography … there is certainly enough interest in this book to make it worth the attention of the historian of science.' British Journal of the History of Science

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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.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Useful but of uneven quality 9 Aug 2013
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This was an important addition to the literature on Pascal in English. The articles it contains are mostly clear but the whole displays signs of careless editing and a certain editorial unwillingness to get obscure texts re-written. The substantive pieces invite the following comments:
PHILLIPS: Pascal, Montaigne and Descartes: essential reading because Pascal was profoundly influenced by Montaigne, and yet challenged by his scepticism and tendency to agnosticism. Phillips helpfully identifies the various functions Montaigne & Descartes had for Pascal. The article is marred by some slips which the editor should have corrected: e.g.: Descartes is not referred to explicitly in the "Entretien" (p 23); the reference to Alcibiades' wife should be to Socrates' wife (how could this error arise over such a well-known passage?)(p 26); on Descartes, (a) it is somewhat odd to assign any apologetic role to the Meditations which appear principally aimed at establishing that the new science is compatible with established religion; (b) Phillips does not have the space to go into Descartes's difficulties in describing the immaterial soul (so many mental functions are tied to the body) but there are real complications here of which Pascal must have been aware.
EDWARDS: Probability: highly qualified author but uses a notation which presupposes expertise which most readers of Pascal will not have.
ELSTER: Decision Theory: brilliant, like all Elster's work. But Elster should have raised the question whether the Wager would have been included in the Apology projected by Pascal: it appears to have been written well before he decided to draft an Apology. The Chapter is marred by a muddled quotation on page 63 which the editor should have spotted.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A readable overview of an important historical figure 4 Nov 2003
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We've all heard of Pascal, but not many of us know much about him. Now that I've read this book, I have a much better understanding of who he was (not only a religious thinker, but also a sort of renaissance man who invented an early calculator and promoted public transport in the 17th century). The book helped to fill a major gap in my education. Although the articles are written by scholars, they are interesting and highly readable, without condescending to non-experts.
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