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Pascal and the Arts of the Mind (Cambridge Studies in French)

Pascal and the Arts of the Mind (Cambridge Studies in French)

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  • ISBN-13: 9780521331937
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date: Sep 24, 1993
  • Edition: 1st
  • Pages: 286 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.83 x 8.50 x 5.43 inches

Overview

This book examines the ways in which Pascal posed and solved intellectual problems in his immense and varied output. Hugh Davidson shows how three of the classical "liberal arts"-- rhetoric, dialectic and geometry--pervade Pascal's method as liberating and guiding influences in his search for truth, both in his attacks on and in his defenses of tradition. Professor Davidson throws new light on both the diversity and the unity of Pascal's thought, and places it in the context of other seventeenth-century innovations in the use of traditional disciplines.

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