Humankind emerges from Pascal's analysis as a wretched and desolate creature within an impersonal universe, but also as a being whose existence can be transformed through faith in God's grace. Pensees by Blaise Pascal, 9780140446456, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. ... Saying Attributed to Pascal Additional Pensées show more .

During his short life he left his mark on mathematics, physics, religious controversy and literature. About Blaise Pascal. Blaise Pascal (1623-62) left his mark on mathematics, physics, religious controversy and literature. Blaise Pascal was born in Clermont in 1623, the son of a government official. Humankind emerges from Pascal's analysis as a wretched and desolate creature within an impersonal universe, but also as a being whose existence can be transformed through faith in God's grace.

The Pensées is a collection of philosophical fragments, notes and essays in which he explores the contradictions of human nature in psychological, social, metaphysical and, above all, theological terms. The Pensées is a collection of philosophical fragments, notes and essays in which he explores the contradictions of human nature in psychological, social, metaphysical and, above all, theological terms. Blaise Pascal, the precociously brilliant contemporary of Descartes, was a gifted mathematician and physicist, but it is his unfinished apologia for the Christian religion upon which his reputation now rests. About Pensees. A convert to Jansenism, he engaged with gusto in a controversy with the Jesuits, which gave rise to his Lettres Provincialeson which, with the Pensées, his literary fame chiefly rests.



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