Pensées

by Blaise Pascal, A.J. Krailsheimer

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 nowrests.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 368 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.96 out of 5
  • Published July 27th 1995 by Penguin Classics
  • Original Title: Pensées
  • ISBN: 0140446451
  • Edition Language: English

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. The Penseés is a collection of philosohical fragments, notes and essays in which Pascal explores the contradictions of human nature in pscyhological, social, metaphysical and – above all – theological terms. Mankind emerges from Pascal’s analysis as a wretched and desolate creature within an impersonal universe, but who can be transformed through faith in God’s grace.