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Blaise Pascal : Mathematician, Physicist and Thinker about God - D. Adamson

Blaise Pascal

Mathematician, Physicist and Thinker about God

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Published: 19th December 1994
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This chronological survey explores Pascal's (162362) achievement as mathematician, physicist and religious thinker; it also has a chapter on his life. His work on conic sections, the probability calculus, number theory, cycloid curves and hydrostatics is considered in detail. Analyses of the Provincial Letters and the Thoughts bring out the many distinctive features, thematicnn and technical, of each text. Pascal's lesser known works are also studied. There is a chapter on the Wager argument. A wide-ranging bibliography completes the book.

Illustrations - Acknowledgements - Introduction - Foundations - Jansenism - A 'God-Intoxicated Man' - The Provincial Letters - The Christian Life - Human Nature - The Wager - The Scriptures - Pascal, 'Devout Geometrician' - Conclusion - Select Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333550366
ISBN-10: 0333550366
Series: Mathematician, Physicist and Thinker about God
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 297
Published: 19th December 1994
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.79  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 2